Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge tells 60 Minutes it’s not the judiciary’s job to be a political counterforce, but to protect against abuses
- Judge Kozinski warns that when any litigant, including Trump, insults a judge it only highlights the weakness of their position.
- In weighing the travel ban, Judge Kozinski says fellow judges should not hold elected officials like President Trump hostage to what they said while campaigning.
- Capital punishment should be by guillotine or firing squad, argues Kozinski, who says society sanitizes the brutality of the death penalty with lethal drugs.
- Alex Kozinski: The 9th Circuit can’t be split, and won’t be split. It’s a terrible idea.