Kozinski has said he thought the material — which included a video of a man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal and a picture of nude women on all fours painted to look like cows — couldn't be seen by the public. The judge has also said he didn't believe any of the images were obscene.
"Is it prurient? I don't know what to tell you," he told the Los Angeles Times in a June 2008 interview. "I think it's odd and interesting. It's part of life."
Kozinski told investigators he sometimes saved e-mail attachments in a subdirectory without looking at them. He said he did not realize they would become available to the public when the family later put a file server online so they could access personal files when away from home.
Judge Kozinski blamed on that good ol' chestnut, a lack of judgment. Funny how that seems to work for those in positions of authority but woe be to poor young person who has one drink too many and is arrested for DWI or who tries to shoplift a couple of small items from a department store. Neither the prosecutor nor the court wants to hear about their lapse in judgment.