Alex Kozinski

“Female Roommate Wanted”

It’s a fairly standard advertisement.  But for years, many scholars and lawyers have thought it constitutes illegal sex discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.  In Fair Housing Council v.,  a recent opinion by Alex Kozinski and joined by Stephen Reinhardt (so there’s your first surprise), the 9th Circuit has said that such ads are permissible. I realize …


Rethinking Job Searches for Environmental Lawyers

A couple of people have written to me wondering why I posted the RGGI job.  It isn’t really a law or a policy position, they say: really more like a glorified administrative assistant.  I don’t read it that way, but there are two ways to respond to the complaint, with the second one providing some …