Kozinski is a Reagan appointee, with a sometimes dismal record, human rights-wise. This dissent, then, is especially striking.
Judge Alex Kozinski: The Fourth Amendment is Gone. “Welcome to the fish bowl.”
Damon W. Root
Last week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an en banc rehearing of the case United States v. Lemus, which dealt with a warrantless police search of a suspect’s home after he was arrested outside of it. As a result of the 9th Circuit’s denial, the search will stand, which has left Chief Judge Alex Kozinski none too happy. In dissent, Kozinksi basically accused his colleagues of abandoning the Fourth Amendment: