Scott Greenfield covers it, better than I would at this point.
There’s a level of disgust you reach sometimes that makes for poor writing and with respect to the Casey Anthony thing I think I reached it. I was hoping someone else would say what needed to be said.
Judge Perry has descended from his already low level to something downright creepy.
Update: This is a laugh. From Judge Perry’s order:
“No attorney should conduct himself or herself in a way that impedes an order of the court …. our system of justice should never be in the position of rewarding someone who willfully hides the ball.”
Prosecutors are rewarded for willfully “hiding the ball” all the time. But neither Judge Perry nor other judges nor even the Supreme Court gives a shit about that. Apparently when prosecutors do it, it doesn’t “mock justice”. See here and here. And don’t forget Pottawattamie County v. McGhee. SCOTUS got to duck that one under their own Rule 46.
One other thing I’ll mention. Probation is a great way for vindictive prosecutors and police to dream up other ways of punishing defendants who “got away with it” by being found not guilty at trial, because any little technical violation of rules or conditions can get you back in the slammer and facing charges for “violating probation”.
For this reason experienced criminals are often inclined to avoid probation or parole like the plague, preferring to do straight time in jail or prison.