By LINDA DEUTSCH
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge under scrutiny for posting sexually explicit material on his own Web site declared a mistrial Friday in an obscenity trial over which he was presiding.
Judge Alex Kozinski said he would ask that the case be assigned to another judge.
The material Kozinski had on his Web site included photos of naked women on all fours painted to look like cows and of a man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal, according to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported about the images in a Wednesday story. The extreme pornography at the center of the trial depicted extreme fetishes, including bestiality, violence against women and sexual activity involving feces and urine.