Chief Judge Belvin Perry presiding

As much as I appreciated Judge Stan Strickland I have to admit to feeling far more secure in a conviction in this case with a judge of Chief Judge Belvin Perry’s stature and experience. He is no nonsense and knows his case law. I truly think the defense made a massive blunder when they set out to have Judge Strickland recused. Well, too bad so sad for Casey Anthony. It looks to me like her attorneys really need to step up their game. Time is running out.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-casey-anthony-trial-belvin-perry-20110410,0,3251637.story

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  1. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:21:46

    “As a lawyer, the only thing I ever wanted was a judge that was consistent, that followed the law and that made everyone play by the same rules,” he said. “That has always been my philosophy.”

    Perry is known to be tough but fair and a stickler for details, legal procedure and timeliness.

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  2. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:24:33

    This smiling man, with his steaming cup of coffee—cream and sugar—and morning paper, could just as well be wearing pajamas and slippers as the tailored gray barrister pinstripe, cut long and cool, in a fashion favored by jazz musicians. He looks that comfortable. You get the sense that you are walking into his house.

    http://www.orlandomagazine.com/Orlando-Magazine/April-2011/Order-in-His-Court/

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  3. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:25:37

    snipped:

    “I’ve never seen anything like this,” says Karen Connolly Levey, a 20-year courthouse worker in charge of media coordination.
    What the viewing world will see is a judge whose personality is uniquely suited for handling a trial of this magnitude. Perry’s courtroom demeanor is all business, as he sets the pace that opposing attorneys are expected to keep. He is a man of few words, and when he speaks in court not a word is wasted on idle chitchat or grandstanding. Perry seems to have been born to be a judge: He has weathered isolation since childhood, having grown up black in a segregated society, the son of a man who upheld the law and a woman who taught school. Perry’s upbringing was by the book—with a strict interpretation of it—and was based on the credo that actions have consequences.

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  4. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:29:33

    Colleague Stan Strickland knows all too well what can happen when a judge frees himself from his self-imposed prison. Last April Strickland stepped down as the original presiding judge in the Anthony trial after the defense alleged that his conversations and lunch with an Orlando blogger covering the case showed a bias against the defense.

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  5. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:30:28

    again snipped:

    There is the possibility that the Anthony defense traded a merciful judge for a hanging judge.

    “When I did my recusal letter and talked about
    ‘irony,’ it was meant in many respects,” Strickland says, declining to elaborate.

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  6. Venice
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:33:26

    Judge Perry will not let this turn into a freak trial allowing Casey enough room for an aquittal. Won’t happen! Thank God!!!!!

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  7. Venice
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:54:25

    I read that ABC will be paying for Casey’s clothing @ trial! Is this true???? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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  8. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 15:04:21

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  9. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 15:20:30

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  10. Louise
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 15:56:25

    thanks KIM. I was just wondering why JP is being punished for an affair he had years ago. sounds like prejudice to me. Can you really say that the Supreme Court judges don’t dally to, especially if they need favours in election time? Still, glad to see that JP had some spunk in him, and that he isn’t all LAW and that’s it. He has emotions and loosing such good friends can have a very sad and empty feeling inside. Court duties shouldn’t be the only thing he should look forward to. I hope his family life is a good one. He surely deserves that.

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    • Kim
      Apr 11, 2011 @ 16:05:30

      Hiya Louise!! So good to see you!!

      Just my opinion – who cares what he did back then? I am not his wife or one of his children. I think it is unimportant to the issue at hand.

      I hope he eats well, rests well and walks some of his stress off – we need him in top form!!

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  11. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 17:18:04

    It isn’t as if he murdered anyone

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  12. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 17:27:41

    He has so many fans that he is a finalist in “America’s Most Wanted” All-Star contest. Voting begins April 21 on the show’s website: amw.com/allstar/2011/finalist_index.cfm. Voting ends May 8. The winner receives $10,000 and a weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Challenge on May 21.

    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2011/04/casey-anthony-americas-most-wanted-salutes-detective-yuri-melich.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+entertainment%2Ftv%2Ftvguy+%28TV+Guy%29

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  13. CptKD
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 19:57:45

    Well, I have to say, that I rest alot easier knowing that it is in fact, HHJP that is presiding over this case.

    As much as Strickland was a lenient judge…
    I think it served the Defence just fine, to have their stupid little plan back-fire on them.

    And yes – If HHJP sentences her to DEATH!

    It will be all due to her pitiful and pathetic duh-fence team!

    (Kim, I will now have your blog notify me of new posts and follow up comments, and therefore will be able to access it from my phone.)

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  14. Kim
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 21:43:44

    I don’t think Casey will get death

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    • katydid
      Apr 11, 2011 @ 22:30:09

      Oh snap! I was looking forward to seeing that head of hair of hers being shaved for her meeting with Ole Sparky! There are pictures of Ted Bundy all over the internet after his meeting.

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  15. Louise
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 23:05:54

    Venice; you misread my point. I am happy to see he is not only a judge but a human with feelings. please don’t misinterpret what i said.

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