Wednesday, April 03, 2013

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE

Update: The Herald covers Judge Altfield's stage exploits here. 

All the world's a stage;
and all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts....
And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut
Full of wise saws and modern instances,
And so he plays his part. 
"William Shakespeare, As You Like It."



The Miami Acting Company, of which Judge Bill Altfield has something to do with, is staging Man of La Mancha this weekend, and we have heard that there are a few REGJB regulars sprinkled throughout the cast. 

It's either that or the Marlins, and this seems a better value. 

Dr. Samuel Mudd was the physician who treated actor and presidential assassin John W Booth for the leg he broke when he jumped on to the stage after shooting the president. Mudd had also met Booth prior to the assassination. Mudd was later convicted of conspiracy. Blog trivia: What local prison did Mudd serve his time at before President Andrew Johnson pardoned him? 

Will Rumpole be at the play? Well, you can always Dream the Impossible Dream. 



See You In Court, making the impossible possible. 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was housed at the fort which later became a prison on the dry tortugas.

Rumpole said...

And the name of that fort?

Anonymous said...

Jefferson. Largest masonry structure in the Americas.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

I wouldn't think of Ft. Jefferson as local, more like near distant. But interesting enough Mudd missed aquittal and the death penalty by 5-4 vote. Johnson pardoned Mudd because of the work he did treating fellow prisoners ex-soldiers during a Yellow Fever Outbreak.He lived 14 more years after being released from prison.

Anonymous said...

Fort Jefferson.

Anonymous said...


Raiford

Anonymous said...

1140 beloniz

Anonymous said...

New County Court Judge in Destin suppressed a urine in a DUI case last week and cited a Kotzin motion in a footnote. It lives!

Anonymous said...

why under your profile do you claim that southern district blog is YOUR blog?

Anonymous said...

3 pm on a Friday. 20K in fees this week. Got a cold six pack waiting. Shumie time.

Anonymous said...

Female lawyer here- late 20's. Since law school I have had an affair with an older powerful lawyer separated who has mentored my career, seen that I have gotten a good job and helped me with my cases. I have benefited from his help, I am physically and emotionally attracted to him, and although I acknowledge that he has helped me get my job, I have had the job for three years and been promoted and all of my subsequent success has been because of my hard work.

I write this in response to last weeks discussion about a website where men pay young women to date them. in my case I was attracted to my boyfriend, but I also was calculating that by engaging in this affair he could help me professionally. It has worked out for me in both regards.

Anonymous said...

3:33 Glad it worked out for you. You're just as much a slimeball as the guys who were talking about using that site.

CAPTAIN said...



THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

SO YOU WANT TO BE A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE .....

The following 16 (2 County Court Judges & 14 attorneys) have applied for the privilege of replacing former CJ Joel Brown:

Jason Bloch
Donald (DJ) Cannava
Thomas Aquinas Cobitz
Michelle A. Delancy
Raul Flores
Wendell M. Graham
Christopher Green
Ayana N. Harris
Robert J. Luck
Stephen T. Millan
Sandra Miller-Batiste
Andrew A. Ostrow
Melba V. Pearson
Steven R. Reininger
Alan D. Sackrin
Julie Harris Terry

Call me crazy, but didn't DJ Cannava become a County Court Judge like three weeks ago? Maybe he should put a couple of years in before applying for a raise?***

***To be fair, Judge Cannava has been on the bench for 15 months.

Thoughts?

CAPTAIN OUT
captain4justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Cannava hasn't gotten the County Court/DV basics down yet and he now feels he is competent enough for Circuit Court? Meanwhile Wendell Graham has been a county court judge for what? 20 years? Can somebody do the math?

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

Capt. save all your brain cells, energy and logic, Rick Snott will apooint another prosecrazy hack.You and I both know it.

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Anonymous said...

Hey UAM............why don't you share your brilliant analysis of each of the judges Rick Scott has appointed. LOL

Anonymous said...

Rump, 150 lawyers in 4-1 yesterday for the FACDL Mock Trial and not even a peep out of you.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

7:39,

Better yet share your analysis faux neaus style tell how much you like Snott's appointment and hows hes your favorite Governor since Napolean Broward and Charlie Johns.

Anonymous said...

Here's the clip of Judge Bill Altfield on Que Pasa U.S.A.

http://youtu.be/gejDiCCjXeE?t=21m13s

Rumpole said...

OMG that is the funniest thing ever.

Anonymous said...

Watching the game right along with ya Rump. Wichita State has some hottie co-eds that they keep showing. Who would'a thunk that?

Anonymous said...

Love this guy pretending to be UAM. Throws grenades, doesn't bother to support his inanity with facts. Of course, since he's not a lawyer he hasn't actually appeared in front of a single one of the Rick Scott appointees he's bashing. LOL.

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