This headline hit me right between the eyes! My experience of U. S. courts is exactly that.
Read this article from the L.A. Times. And apply what he says about the judicial system in Italy with the judicial system in these United States of America, every one of them, but especially California.
Constitution be damned!
About the devil in his details, I have no opinion, not having examined the record.
But read this article here. Maybe you need enlightening too.