Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is continuing to make public appearances and speak to press even though her barefaced advocacy may help Nassar win his latest appeal.
Here's what's changed since Nassar was sentenced to life in prison, and what still needs to change.
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina came under fire earlier this year when she told the former USA Gymnastics doctor that she had signed his “death warrant."
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The former USA Gymnastics team doctor was assaulted in prison "because he's a convicted child molester," a prosecutor said.
Nassar's lawyer suggested Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's castigation of the disgraced doctor laid the groundwork for the alleged assault.
"I support the girls," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said.
However, the three-judge panel also ruled that state Treasurer Andy Dillon and members of the Detroit review team could be