Today's Los Angeles Daily Journal says that Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal, is in Sun Valley, Idaho for a circuit conference. He's not saying much in the wake of that controversy over what he did, or did not, have on his computer. Anyway, the DJ says that Cyrus Sanai, the Beverly Hills lawyer who created the controversy after having a personal dispute with Kozinski, is there too — with LA Weekly credentials as a journalist. From the story by John Roemer:
Sanai said Kozinski spotted him and directed U.S. marshals to evict him from the event's welcoming reception Monday night, a claim that could not be independently verified because Kozinski, maintaining a low profile and canceling a scheduled Wednesday question-and-answer session, has rejected all interview requests this week. The circuit's media officials did let reporters know in advance that the reception was off limits to the press.
Robert S. Warren of Los Angeles' Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, a veteran of the 9th Judicial Circuit Historical Society who received the circuit's John P. Frank Award Monday, called the situation unprecedented...."I've never seen a chief judge in trouble like this before," Warren said. "But the 9th Circuit is stronger than any individual. It will be okay."
Kozinski is the subject of a misconduct investigation he requested after his private website materials become public via Sanai.