The Judge has ruled…Judge Strickland’s order stands. The turnip has to be back by noon on August 26th. Yipee!
The following is from Nan11’s comments and worth posting here.
Mason should pay attention. Instead of using rude gestures, Judge Perry used words to make his point in a dignified manner~~and make his point, he did.
Quotes from latest Order: Page 9
To permit the Defendant, whose counsel was well aware that the probation was to begin upon the Defendant’s release from jail, to avoid serving probation now, would take a lawfully imposed sentence and make it a mockery of justice. This would allow a defendant to take advantage of a scrivener’s error and be rewarded. This is not the message the courts want to send to the public or defendants.
And this fromPage 10: How sweet it is!
While ignorance of the contents of a court order is one thing, the failure to abide by that order and the failure to notify the court of a known scrivener’s error in the order may be a violation of an attorney’s duty of candor. To additionally seek to use a scrivener’s error to achieve an end that was against the court’s intent, expecially where both parties had argued the issue of when probation should commence, strikes at the very foundation of our justice system.
The duty of candor is simply not a rule of fine etiquette, but is the gold standard that all officers of the court – especiall attorneys – must live by if we are to ensure the public’s trust and faith in our justice system. No attorney should conduct himself or herself in a way that impedes an order of the court.
End of Quotes
I can’t believe how happy this makes me. It’s a small thing, but it’s a little victory for Caylee and for the justice system itself. Oh, I’m so pleased! 🙂