Sounds to me that the judge is saying he is incompetent, given the wording of his order vacating the verdicts. He admits his inability to control the trial, and yet he let it go to the jury. He has the power to stop a trial at any point if he feels the need to do so. Yet he didn't. Instead, several months later he suddenly realizes he erred and orders a new trial. Incredible. Another life time appointee who has no business still being there.