Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DJ profiles Iconoclastic Maverick

Yes, that would be Judge Kozinski, former Chief of the 9th Circuit 2007-2014 and former Chief of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1982-1985. Fresh off his appearances at a Shabbat MCLE and attending the ASCDC judicial reception, yesterday's profile tells how he beat a speeding ticket in federal court back in the 1970's and "Shazam! When I grow up, I want to be a federal judge too." Naturally, the article then shifts to his current automotive litigation -- "still poking a stick into convention's eye" -- regarding his objection to the Nissan Leaf battery-life class action settlement. The profile is very interesting -- how could it not be? -- so be sure to read it all. (Another interesting tidbit: the article notes that there are 42,728 registered users of the 9th Circuit's electronic case filing system.)
Just for fun, here's a link to The Unofficial Judge Alex Kozinski Site.
Upcoming showings? On Jan. 12, BASF hosts "How Judges Decide" with Judges Kozinski, Illston, and Walker.
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