Prior to it being found unconstitutional it was overturned on appeal, as a new trial had been ordered and that judge rendered a directed judgment indicating that he could find no violation of the law was committed even if everything the prosecutors said was true. The 15 priests had been held for months by that point. Strawman. I don't have to claim they were 'lapdogs of the police' to believe that they created a new system out of whole cloth. And again, that was just the first step, multiple later rulings helped enshrine the precedent they created and formed it as we see it today. Considering we have a police force that kills at a higher rate than any other in the first world, our justice system imprisons at a higher rate than any in the world period, and when the police act unjustly it's the civic entities that are responsible not police, you can see why many feel this ruling which is not directly supported by any law on the books has vastly overreached from it's intent.