Another example of a judge acting omnipotently?(re Anna Nicole Smith)


 Anna Nicole Smith Died from Accidental Overdose | Anna Nicole Smith

[Photo from People Magazine]

At age 39 on February 8,  2007, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida,  Playboy Magazine centerfold, actress    , clothes model and celebrity,  Anna Nicole Smith reportedly died of an accidental overdose  of prescription drugs: among them methadone, anti-anxiety and weight reduction drugs (as well as possibly numerous vitamins) —  the legal drugs supposedly were acquired illegally by those closest to her…

After months/years of wrangling by several people over who the legal father of her child was, and over control of her estate, several people in her inner circle were brought to trial over the matter of the supposed illegal prescribing and acquiring of drugs to be used by Ms Smith.

After trial by jury in Los Angeles County, California, and after the jury brought in guilty verdicts against those charged by the County Prosecutors, on January 6 the Trial Judge set aside   the jury’s guilty verdicts altogether or imposed his own light penalties…

Was that a sham or what?…  Another case of the Courts seeing themselves as above the law and against the Will of the people?  Another reason for the nation’s law-abiding common folk to have doubts about activist judges?…

If the judge had doubts about  the evidence in the case, he could have dismissed the case at the hearing stage months prior to the beginning of the trial.  Or the judge could have dismissed the case after closing arguments, and prior to the jury beginning its deliberation… 

But the judge went through a charade, wasted public time and resources, and undermined the jury system, while in effect protecting those who illegally feed prescription drugs to celebrities and others — that is not good public policy nor morally right.

Just sayin’

[The county prosecutor is not happy with the turn of  events.]

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