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    2010.04.22 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
     
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    Article: When Anonymous is Not So Anonymous,
    Women in Crime Ink, April 21, 2010


    Former prosecutor Donna Pendergast compares Judge Stan Strickland's decision to step down to Ohio Judge Shirley Strickland Saffolds three-time refusal to recuse herself from the trial of accused serial murderer Anthony Sowell. Strickland Saffold is alleged to have posted 80+ online comments, some of which discussed Sowell's case and disparaged Sowell's attorney.

    Posted for discussion here.
     
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    The new judge who will preside over the Casey Anthony case made his first move on Thursday.

    Chief Judge Belvin Perry wants to meet with attorneys in the case on April 30 for a status hearing.

    Meanwhile, more evidence is expected to be released by the State Attorney's Office as early as Friday.

    http://www.wesh.com/news/23231711/detail.html
     
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    UPDATED: New Casey Anthony judge sets tone for lawyers
    Judge Belvin Perry set an April 30 date for a status hearing, and he serves notice in his order that he expects an orderly, professional case.

    1:06 p.m. EDT, April 22, 2010
    <snipped>
    Perry today signed an order calling for an April 30 status hearing on the capital case, and the order spelled out what Perry has in mind for the direction of a case now in its second year.

    In the first sentence in the order, Perry reminded prosecutors and defense attorneys that the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration say that: "Judges and lawyers have a professional obligation to conclude litigation as soon as possible . . ."

    Perry asked attorneys from both sides to come prepared to:
    *Discuss discovery and scheduling deadlines.
    *Discuss future motion deadlines.
    *Discuss motions that are still pending.
    *And discuss pre-trial and trial dates.

    The order reflects Perry's reputation for efficiency. He also asked attorneys to provide him a list of motions that will require evidentiary hearings and those based on pleadings and to give courtesy copies to the court of future motions

    Perry also put attorneys on notice about how their behavior in court: He asked that they "familiarize themselves with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Courtroom Decorum Policy" and follow it "at all times."

    Meanwhile, the State Attorney's office will release another batch of discovery on Friday morning in the capital murder case against Casey Anthony.

    *More at link!

    Article:
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...-anthony-handwriting-20100422,0,5595910.story
     
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    Casey Anthony: New judge seeks April 30 meeting, WESH reports
    posted by halboedeker on April, 22 2010 12:13 PM
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    WESH-Channel 2 reported the news briefly at noon. &#8220;The new judge in the case against Casey Anthony had made made his first move,&#8221; anchor Jason Guy said. &#8220;Judge Belvin Perry wants to meet attorneys in the case a week from tomorrow.&#8221;

    Article:
    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en...ampaign=Feed:+entertainment/tv/tvguy+(TV+Guy)
     
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    Legal Analyst Bill Sheaffer on Casey Anthony Case: LET IT BE.
    by William J. Sheaffer on April 21, 2010
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    In ruling on a motion to disqualify, a judge is only to pass on the legal sufficiency of the motion and cannot defend, dispute, or put into context the allegations contained in the motion. He cannot call a press conference to do this either. In this instance, the judge, granted the motion with an opinion, which obviously was in defense of his character.

    Certain law school instructors leveled some criticism at Judge Strickland for that. But perhaps it would serve those to remember that Stan Strickland is not only a circuit court judge, but also a husband and a father, whose children live, go to school and work in our community. Judge Strickland has given back to and served the citizens of the state of Florida not only through his civic contributions, but also through public service and sacrifice of financial gain, in the furtherance thereof.

    Finally, in looking back, should we castigate Marinade Dave for blogging? Judge Strickland for extending a compliment? The Defense for filing the motion to disqualify (which, again, they were obliged to do)? Or, Judge Strickland, again, for the content of his order?

    No. The prosecution of Casey Anthony will not be impacted by this series of recent events, nor will the ends of justice be subverted and, in the end, the jury will reach a just verdict based upon the evidence presented at trial. So, in the words of Paul McCartney and the Beatles, &#8220;Let it be.&#8221;

    *More at link!

    Article:
    http://billsheaffer.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/let-it-be/
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    *I don't recall this one being posted!
    I apologize if it was already!


    Legal Analyst Bill Sheaffer on Casey Anthony Case: INTERROGATORIES, QUERIES & BURNING QUESTIONS
    by William J. Sheaffer on March 3, 2010
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    JAN wondered whether Jill Kerley, Roy Kronk&#8217;s ex-wife, could be cross-examined on the witness stand regarding her prior criminal record, as well as the drug allegations made against her at the time she was employed as a nurse.

    ANSWER: In Florida, any witness that testifies at trial is subject to cross-examination regarding prior felony convictions and misdemeanor convictions that involve crimes of dishonesty. However, evidence of investigations of allegations NOT resulting in a criminal conviction can not be brought to the jury&#8217;s attention.

    JAN later asked whether a body language expert (such as Lillian Glass) could testify at trial.

    ANSWER: In short, no. Body language experts can be used by either the defense or the prosecution to aid them in the preparation of their respective cases, but cannot be called to testify as to their opinions at trial

    That&#8217;s all for now. For those of you whose questions I did not yet answer, be patient. I will be back to answer more when my schedule permits.

    *Much more at link!

    Article:
    http://billsheaffer.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/interrogatories-queries-burning-questions/
     
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    *Missed this video!

    Casey Anthony judge removes himself 5:40
    [ame]http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/20/jvm.casey.anthony.judge.new.cnn[/ame]
     
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    Judge In Casey Case Orders Management Hearing
    Posted: 2:23 pm EDT April 22, 2010
    Updated: 3:04 pm EDT April 22, 2010
    <snipped>
    The new judge assigned to the Casey Anthony case has ordered a management hearing for April 30 at 9:30am, according to a document released Thursday.

    Chief Judge Belvin Perry has taken over after Judge Stan Strickland recused himself from the case Monday. Council for the state and the defense will discuss pretrial and trial dates, motion deadlines, scheduling and completion of depositions, along with other topics.

    Chief Judge Belvin Perry also sent out an administrative order on courtroom behavior and decorum. The order specifies how anyone in the court must act while Judge Perry is presiding


    PDF DOCUMENT: Judge Perry's Orders
    http://www.wftv.com/pdf/23234284/detail.html

    *Added Video For Reference!
    BILL SHEAFFER: Analysis Of New Judge Named To Casey Case 9:05
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer talks about what Judge Belvin Perry means for the Casey Anthony case. (04/20/10)
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23211409/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.wftv.com/news/23234238/detail.html
     
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    Judge Perry Orders Hearing In Casey Case
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:45:59 PM
    <snipped>
    In a written order, Perry said both judges and lawyers have "a professional obligation to conclude litigation as soon as possible."

    He also said it's his responsibility to monitor and control the pace of the process.

    Perry said the prosecution and defense should be prepared to discuss discovery deadlines, including the deposition of all witnesses as well as deadlines for future motions, and pre-trial and trial dates.

    That hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Orange County Courthouse.


    Article:
    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/4/22/judge_perry_orders_hearing_in_casey_case.html
     
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    UPDATED: New Anthony Judge Calls For Hearing
    Belvin Perry Takes Case Over From Stan Strickland

    POSTED: Thursday, April 22, 2010
    UPDATED: 6:30 pm EDT April 22, 2010
    <snipped>
    Judge Belvin Perry has called for a case management hearing on April 30. Perry took over the case from Judge Stan Strickland after the defense filed a motion asking that Strickland be disqualified over a friendship with a blogger. Strickland recused himself earlier this week.

    The hearing will be an opportunity for Perry to call all the attorneys together to make sure he has all the information he needs to get up to speed on the case.

    Meanwhile, a new batch of public records related to the case is expected to be released on Friday by the state attorney's office.

    The release is expected to include police evidence logs, which may have already been released in a digital format.

    Friday's release is also expected to contain witness interviews, but the state attorney's office has not specified who the interviews are with.


    VIDEO: New Anthony Judge Calls For Hearing 0:40
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23237497/index.html

    READ: Judge's Order For Hearing
    http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2010/0422/23233747.pdf

    Article:
    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/23235798/detail.html
     
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    Perry Sets No-Nonsense Agenda In Anthony Trial
    Attorney: Up To Jury To Recommend Death Penalty

    POSTED: 6:09 pm EDT April 22, 2010


    http://www.wesh.com/news/23237253/detail.html

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    ORLANDO, Fla. --
    In his first move in the Casey Anthony murder trial, Chief Judge Belvin Perry is setting a no-nonsense agenda.

    Perry scheduled a case management hearing for a week from Friday. He also reminded attorneys that it's their responsibility to keep the case moving as quickly as possible.
     
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    Casey Anthony latest news: Judge Perry could rule for death penalty despite jurors vote
    April 22, 3:27 PMTampa Crime ExaminerCharisse Van Horn


    http://www.examiner.com/x-7403-Tamp...ld-rule-for-death-penalty-despite-jurors-vote

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    Casey Anthony latest news: Judge Perry could rule for death penalty despite jurors vote


    Casey Anthony has a new judge after Judge Stan Strickland recused himself. The debate is underway as this controversial move has significant impact on the outcome of Casey Anthony&#8217;s trial. Since Casey Anthony faces the death penalty, she will undergo two phases during her trial: the guilty phase and the penalty phase. Judge Perry&#8217;s personal views regarding the death penalty may determine the final outcome as to whether Casey Anthony faces life in prison or is sent to Florida&#8217;s death chamber.
     
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    Casey Anthony: Is new judge&#8217;s order &#8216;the clampdown&#8217;?
    Caylee and Casey Anthony, WESH, WFTV, WKMG, WOFL &#8212; posted by halboedeker on April, 22 2010 6:38 PM


    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en...nthony-is-new-judges-order-the-clampdown.html

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    WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Bob Opsahl said at the hearing Perry will &#8220;discuss his expectations for everyone involved.&#8221; In his order, Perry &#8220;attached the courtroom decorum policy and reminded the attorneys involved to follow all the rules all the time,&#8221; Opsahl added.

    WESH-Channel 2 anchor Jim Payne said Perry &#8220;reminded the attorneys that it&#8217;s their responsibility to keep the case moving as quickly as possible.&#8221;

    WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe said the hearing was &#8220;an opportunity to call all the attorneys together to make sure the new judge has all of the information he needs so he can get up to speed on the case.&#8221;
     
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    UPDATED: Perry Sets No-Nonsense Agenda In Anthony Trial
    Attorney: Up To Jury To Recommend Death Penalty

    POSTED: 6:09 pm EDT April 22, 2010
    UPDATED: 8:19 pm EDT April 22, 2010
    <snipped>
    Perry scheduled a case management hearing for a week from Friday. He also reminded attorneys that it's their responsibility to keep the case moving as quickly as possible.

    In his order, Perry said attorneys are expected to follow the rules of courtroom decorum at all times. His appointment has renewed talk about whether he would be more likely to sentence Anthony to death if she's convicted.

    Under Florida law, it's up to the jury to make the life or death recommendation. "The jury can say what they want to, but isn't it the judge who has the final decision?" asked Orlando resident Tim McClosky.

    "It's all up to the jury in the sense that only the jury can recommend death," said former prosecutor Tom Luka.

    If Anthony is found guilty in what's called the "penalty phase," Luka, who is now a defense attorney, said it would be the jury's job to weigh the amount of aggravating evidence in the crime versus what mitigating factors Anthony's defense presents. "Normally the biggest mitigation is the remorse factor," Luka said. He said, ultimately, it's still up to the judge to make the decision between life and death.

    Several attorneys said judges in only the rarest of circumstances overturn a jury recommendation for life, so that life-or-death question really is in their hands. Also, a death recommendation only requires seven of 12 jurors to vote for it, attorneys said.


    VIDEO: Perry Sets No-Nonsense Agenda In Anthony Trial 2:22
    In his first move in the Casey Anthony murder trial, Chief Judge Belvin Perry is setting a no-nonsense agenda.
    http://www.wesh.com/video/23238585/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.wesh.com/news/23237253/detail.html
     
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