When the judge checked his e-mail at the next morning, after hearing oral arguments in a different case, he was disappointed that no one had responded.It's not entirely clear what Kozinski's exuberance accomplished.An immigrant who was born in Communist Romania and lived there until he was 12 (his accent turns 'the right to vote' into 'zah rlide to vode'), he is deeply suspicious of government power.He is a prominent defender of the right of owners to use their private property as they see fit, at the expense of environmental regulations, and he thinks the Second Amendment broadly protects an individual's right to bear arms, a position that's anathema to gun control advocates.Other contestants who appeared in their unknown or pre-stardom eras included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the name Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003-2010), the actor Jay North, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tom Selleck (who went on the show twice but was not chosen as a "date" either time).
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it resurfaced in several syndicated versions (1973–1974 as The New Dating Game, 1978–1980, 1986–19–1999; repeats of the last version appeared in the 1999–2000 season.) For years it would almost always be aired in tandem with another Barris production, The Newlywed Game, which premiered on ABC the following year.
Both were apoplectic about the possibility of the election being delayed (as were California's election officials and, wisely or not, Davis himself).
With the vote about whether to rehear the case just 34 hours away, Kozinski decided to spend the evening (and early morning) bombarding his colleagues with all the reasons why the election should go on as scheduled. he got a law clerk on the phone and handed off a research question about absentee ballots. Between and a.m., Kozinski sent three memos to the Ninth Circuit's e-mail list.
Like Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court, he believes that courts should rarely (if ever) read broad new rights into the text of the Constitution and should generally stick closely to statutory language.
He has called Critical Legal Studies, the leftist academic movement that minimizes the importance of legal rules, 'horse manure.' But displayed in Kozinski's office next to photos of Ronald Reagan, who appointed him to the appeals court in 1985, and former Supreme Court chief justice Warren Burger, for whom he clerked, is a shot of young Alex with the liberal icon William Brennan.