It seems to me that blog posts by practising lawyers like this one (I am specifically referring to the title of the post: “Judge fosters corruption”) must be pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable and what amounts to contempt of court.
If I accuse a judge of being corrupt and of engaging in corrupt behaviour I can feel confident that, unless I have strong evidence of corruption, I’m going to end my career.
If Mr Franks wants to make a statement that an inadequate punishment given to a serious fraudster will only encourage corruption, then he may well have a point.
But “Judge fosters corruption” seems to get personal. Note, Franks didn’t use the word “judgment” but instead chose to use “judge”.