Oops: Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit halted an obscenity trial this week after admitting he has uploaded and maintained sexually explicit material on his personal website, according to The Los Angeles Times. Concerns about Kozinski's Internet use date to 2001, The Recorder reports via Law.com. The blog Above The Law got this response from Kozinski.
New Rules: European Union laws requiring chemicals to be deemed safe before they enter the marketplace are going to force U.S. companies to change their practices if they want to compete worldwide, The Washington Post reports on its front page today.
Suits Revived: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has breathed new life into three suits against military contractors whose employees died or were injured in Iraq, Texas Lawyer reports via Law.com. A recent decision remanded the dismissed cases involving Halliburton and KBR back to the U.S. District Court in Houston, where judges had kept most of the proceedings under seal.
Protest: A group of Indian workers brought for post-Hurricane Katrina clean-up duties on temporary work visas protested outside the Justice Department on Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. Backed by at least 18 members of Congress, they are demanding government protection and an investigation into what they say were deceptive recruitment practices that promised them green cards. At least a dozen of them have been on a hunger strike for weeks.