I think that's actually what this means in the long run, even if no one wants to admit it. In the end it doesn't matter. She was aquitted and whether she's gotta wear a ball cap all the time or get a little work done on her face, she still can come and go as she pleases. She can go into Old Navy and buy whatever the hell she wants and no one can do a thing about it.
You can only follow someone around for so long that you just get bored if nothing is going on.
I recall a restauranteur in Pinellas County who refused to serve the 'Pinellas 12' upon their return home.