- Judge Dean D. Pregerson, and
- Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh, who is the author of this wonderful document - an article asserting that the "reality" of civil federal litigation is not trials any more, but settlements and motion practice, and that lawyers had better learn that and conform with that "reality". A scary assertion by a judge who is sworn to abide by the U.S. Constitution which, in its 7th Amendment, clearly provides for a right to a jury trial in federal breach of contract cases, same as many federal statute provide by their clear texts.
Even though Alex Kozinski did not put that into his "objections", later on, in a video interview published on YouTube on November 14, 2014, after three judges recused and the action was stayed for mediation, Alex Kozinski then admitted that even before he filed his objections, he wanted to file them because he did not want to allow certain issues to be handled in a certain way in his Circuit.
And - the most interesting thing is that, when filing his and his wife's Objections (they were filed Pro Se, but in the same docket, Docket 50), Alex Kozinski KNEW that he was in a "social relationship" with the presiding judge, and KNEW that he "discussed the attributes" of his vehicle which is subject of litigation, with that presiding judge.
And said nothing - no disclosure to the opposing counsel at all.