The AP reports:
A federal judge refused to dismiss obscenity charges against an adult film producer Monday after a scandal with the trial judge this summer forced a mistrial.
As opening statements were under way at Ira Isaacs’ trial in June, the Los Angeles Times reported that Judge Alex Kozinski had posted sexually explicit materials on his personal Web site. He recused himself and declared a mistrial.
U.S. District Court Judge George King ruled that Kozinski properly recused himself and double jeopardy is not an issue if Isaacs is tried a second time.
Meanwhile, I’m in possession of another interesting story about Judge Kozinski, but I don’t think I’ll be writing about it, or tipping off any reporters about it. Too hard to explain why. They’ll have to figure it out on their own, and they probably won’t.