Quotable quotes from judge Alex Kozinski


11 Responses to “Quotable quotes from judge Alex Kozinski”

  1. Bevatron Repairman says:

    I met a fellow who clerked for Kozinski.  On his application, he said he played memory chess (i.e., Chess without a board — one has to remember where your pieces are).  Kozinski apparently called him, pulled out his own chess board, and played the guy over the phone.  Kozinksi lost and the guy got the job.

  2. Charles W. Barnes, Esq. says:

    Kozinski is awesome. Only read a handful of his opinions, but he appears not to adhere to any orthodoxy.

  3. amnyc says:

    Kozinski  is also deservedly famous in legal circles for his 1990 decision in U.S. vs. Syufy: in a decision regarding movie theater ownership, Kozinski managed to include the names of 204 different movie titles.


  4. Mister44 says:

    Oh – I really like this one: “Liberty — the freedom from unwarranted intrusion by government — is as easily lost through insistent nibbles by government officials who seek to do their jobs as by those who sole purpose it is to oppress; the piranha can be as deadly as the shark.”

    Beware of the piranha!

  5. ryedha says:

    Great quotes and all, but who’s Hizzoner and what does Judge Kozinski have to do with “Little Brother?”

  6. coffee100 says:

    It is wrong to use some constitutional provisions as springboards for major social change while treating others like senile relatives to be cooped up in a nursing home until they quit annoying us.

    Would that this enlightened wisdom could be more frequently invoked to remind all governments of the Tenth Amendment and the line it draws around the limited powers of the Federal Government.

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