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Alex Kozinski

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Alex Kozinski (kəˈzɪnski; born July 23, 1950) is a Romanian-American jurist and lawyer who was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1985 to 2017. He was a prominent and influential judge, and many of his law clerks went on to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court justices. Kozinski's judicial career ended in 2017 when he retired after over a dozen of his former female law clerks and legal staffers accused him of sexual harassment and abusive practices. Kozinski had previously faced an ethics hearing over inappropriate sexual material. Early life Kozinski was born in July 1950 to a Romanian Jewish family in Bucharest, under the rule of the Socialist Republic of Romania. Kozinski's father, Moses, survived the Holocaust after spending four years in Transnistrian concentration camps where tens of thousands of Jews perished. His mother, Sabine, lived through the war years in a Romanian ghetto. In 1958, Kozinski's parents applied to the Romanian government for p
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