So happy together:
A former California appeals court judge who retired in 2017 following allegations of sexual harassment is now representing former U.S. President Donald Trump in his legal battle with Twitter.
Ex-9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski on Friday filed to appear in Trump’s appeal of a trial court order dismissing a lawsuit against Twitter (TWTR.N) over the former president’s ban from the social media platform following the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Kozinski declined to comment. John Coale, the lead lawyer on the Trump case, said Kozinski was brought on to help due to his experience with the 9th Circuit, and that no other changes are expected for the legal team.
Kozinski in 2017 retired from the 9th Circuit, the federal appeals court that covers much of the western United States, after the court initiated an investigation into him following allegations of misconduct from former law clerks and other junior staffers.
Remember when it was common to insist that Kozinski was just a quirky libertarian — you know, the kind of “libertarian” who thinks it’s cool for a principal to strip search a 13-year old because a classmate made a baseless and self-serving accusation that she was in possession of ibuprofen — rather than another partisan Republican? Good times!