Judge in Obscenity Trial Linked to Porn Web Page An obscenity trial scheduled to begin this week in Los Angeles was halted after it was discovered that the judge for the trial had uploaded sexually explicit images to a personal Web site bearing his name.
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Judge in Obscenity Trial Linked to Porn Web Page

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Judge in Obscenity Trial Linked to Porn Web Page

Judge in Obscenity Trial Linked to Porn Web Page

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This interview contains some descriptive language some listeners might find offensive.

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An obscenity trial scheduled to begin this week in Los Angeles was halted after it was discovered that the presiding Federal Appeals Court judge, Alex Kozinski, had — himself — posted sexually explicit images on a personal Web site bearing his name.

Late Thursday, Kozinski asked a court ethics panel to begin an investigation into his conduct.

Melissa Block speaks with Scott Glover, the reporter who broke the story on The Los Angeles Times Web site Wednesday.

Glover says the material on the site ranged from mild pornography to images that are both graphic and bizarre.