Re: Black and white or various shades of grey?
The shades of grey has always been the level of access to the computer in question.
In this case, she was a judge, so she did have access. She shouldn't have accessed that particular file according to various unspecified rules of conduct, but she had never been trained/told otherwise.
I think that considering her motives to ensure an unbiased trial, this was a just and fair verdict.
Granted, there are the tones of "we wouldn't have got off so easy" but that's a different subject.