Have you heard about Judge Alex Kozinski? He is presiding over a highly publicized obscenity trial where (he and) jurors will be required to watch hours of hard core pornography to determine if it is "art" or "obscenity". The surprise in the trial, Judge Kozinski is REALLY looking forward to the viewing.
Apparently he is something of a connoisseur of porn and has quite a collection on his computer--or at least on his public on-line storage. His extensive collection includes bestiality, transsexuals, and other extremely graphic images. One of his images is apparently a naked woman painted to look like a cow. Got Milk, anyone?
He is reported to have said some of the images may belong to his son and watching porn is just a part of life.
Perhaps viewing porn is a regular part of his life, but sharing it with his son . . . hmmm. Seems creepy to me.
Also reported, when Kozinski found out that the court building had filters to keep pornography off of court employee computers, he fought to have the filters removed. Apparently, in the Golden state, your tax dollars pay state employees to titillate themselves on-line. Now that's taxation that represents!
So far, Kozinski has suspended the trial for the time being, but he has not recused himself from the trial.
So, just what kind of judgment is required to become a judge in California?