9th Circ. Chief Judge Escapes Porn Download Case

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 3:04 PM EDT) -- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, who was previously rebuked by a panel of his peers for posting racy materials online, has been let off the hook in a misconduct case accusing him of disabling the appeals court's electronic sensors in order to download pornography.

The Judicial Council of the Third Circuit publicly released its opinion dismissing the case Tuesday, saying that the Judicial Conference of the U.S. already tackled the Internet security issues raised in the complaint.

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