Following up on yesterday's entry on Judge Alex Kozinski, the man who "outed" the Judge's not-so-secret porn stash has revealed himself as California attorney Cyrus Sanai. Patterico has the most details, but Sanai, who has a history of run-ins with the Judge, is relentlessly promoting himself at all the big legal blogs. We haven't seen him yet, but we're sure when he filters down to the snark blogs we'll get a visit sometime after, say, Pam's House Blend.
Sanai may be the living embodiment of the worst stereotypes of California lawyers, an arguably vexatious litigant who arguably abuses process and files frivolous motions to cause disruption to opponents. He has been smacked down as such by Judge Kozinski. But whatever Sanai is or isn't, the matter raises a serious question about Judge Kozinski's own judgment.
Why would a man who appears to be technically savvy, a man in a high position that requires him to maintain the appearance, to say nothing of the substance, of propriety, keep stuff like this (not not-safe-for-work but it could be disturbing to readers) on a server hooked up to the internet, as opposed to a hard drive? More to the point, why would a man whose job entails the risk of, indeed almost requires, making dangerous enemies do something so foolish? Why would a man who daily reads and argues about human stupidity (the root of most crime) himself abandon discretion so stupidly?
At best Kozinski's conduct shows shocking carelessness, and at worst says something worse about his judgment and character. If you're going to make waves, and Judge Kozinski's job certainly requires that, make sure your anchor is a heavy one.