The Bush years saw the prosecution of such porn luminaries as Ira Isaacs (who was sentenced to 48 months in January), John "Buttman" Stagliano, who got off, so to speak, and former journalist Max Hardcore, who served time in federal prison for making stuff that's fairly common now. They were dark d ... More >>
The man who made such classics as Mako's First Time Scat, Hollywood Scat Amateurs 7 and 10, and Japanese Doggie 3 Way has finally been brought to justice not for bad titles or just bad taste but for illicit obscenity. That's right, in case you forgot, there is a line when it comes to porn. Starting ... More >>
The Bush years were not so kind to L.A.'s porn producers, and a few ended up on trial for obscenity. While one of them, L.A.'s Max Hardcore (a.k.a. former photojournalist Paul F. Little), ended up doing federal time for producing video that is now fairly mainstream, another is walking away from char ... More >>
Alex Kozinski, the Chief Judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was reprimanded by a panel of peer judges in Philadelphia today. The group found no judicial misconduct on the part of Kozinski, who last year recused himself from a Los Angeles obscenity trial after the L.A. Times revealed Kozi ... More >>
Verdicts are never the last word in court
He lawyers up, while the panel investigating the porn dustup has yet to begin
A 50-word fax sent from Judge Alex Kozinski this morning has effectively ended the current obscenity trial of U.S v. Isaacs.
The Beverly Hills lawyer who blew the whistle on Judge Alex Kozinski’s Web site, which featured both explicit sexual pictures and possibly illegal MP3 music files, had been approaching newspapers about the story since January of this year.
Ira Isaacs came to court Wednesday morning with an idea. The defendant in a federal obscenity trial revolving around his distribution of films graphically depicting bestiality and feces, Isaacs thought it would be good to bring in two actors as witnesses to demonstrate how real stage violence can ap ... More >>
As the federal scat-porn trial against Ira Isaacs broke for lunch today, Judge Alex Kozinski told jurors not to think about or discuss the case during the recess, nor pay attention to media coverage of it. Kozinski had more reason than most other jurists for giving this standard reminder: This morni ... More >>
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a jury.” So said Chief U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski at 4:55 p.m. today, and not a minute too soon. Over the last two days court clerks had sent up three batches of 50 potential jurors apiece to Room 1600 of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown ... More >>