Can federal judges be trusted to police themselves? 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski isn't so sure. In a withering dissent, Kozinski ripped into his colleagues for going soft on a Los Angeles federal judge accused of abusing his office by entering orders so a female defendant wouldn't be evicted. "Congress has surely not made us the most powerful judges in the world so we can bestow thousands of dollars of bounties on our personal favorites whenever we feel like it," Kozinski wrote.
9th Circuit's Kozinski Blasts L.A. Judge, Majority in Discipline Case
October 4, 2005