“Fair Is Foul And Foul Is Fair”: The Trial Of the Weird Sisters To Be Held Tonight

440px-Johann_Heinrich_Füssli_019-1I have the honor of participating this year in the special program benefiting the widely respected Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.   Since 1994, the Mock Trial Series has been held to bring Supreme Court justices and members of the bar to join in a fun night in which Shakespeare figures are tried by leading members of the bar. This year, the three Weird Sisters from Macbeth will be in the dock.   The bench will consist of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Judge David S. Tatel, Judge Sri Srinivasan, and Judge Patricia A. Millett, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  The court marshal will be  Pamela Talkin, of the Supreme Court of the United States.  As the jurists deliberate the fate of the three sisters, I will take the stage with attorney Abbe Lowell to discuss the recent conviction of Michele Parker for encouraging the suicide of Conrad Roy III.

Suffice it to say, these three might not be ideal for taking the stand in a jury trial:


The trial is tonight and it will be a load of fun to participate and even more gratifying to help raise money for this wonderful institution in Washington.  To create a perfect backdrop, we are expecting a heavy thunderstorm tonight just as the trial begins.  So it be on a night with “fair is foul and foul is fair.”


40 thoughts on ““Fair Is Foul And Foul Is Fair”: The Trial Of the Weird Sisters To Be Held Tonight”

  1. There is a story coming out on video called Paws On The Law. It is about how the pets of various Supreme Court Justices affected the outcome of certain cases. Roe v. Wade was one. So was Citizens United.

  2. I hope you record at least the part with you and Abbe Lowell and put it on you tube. I would love to hear your discussion of that case.

    1. Darren – maybe this will make the NCAA rethink its stand on some mascot names.

    2. Darren, SCOTUS ruled overwhelmingly that PC is unconstitutional if the govt. tries to enforce it. Long live the Slants! Redskins too.

  3. I’m interested to know Turley’s position on the Michelle Parker case. If ever there was a fine line this is one.

  4. I think the worst the sisters can be tried for is being Cassandras. It is not their fault that they know the future. 🙂

  5. I think the worst the sisters can be tried for is being Cassandras. It is not their fault that they know the future. 🙂

      1. This just cracks me up.
        This should be on MSNBC’s opening page of their website:
        “He said war was too important to be left to the generals. When he said that, 50 years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”

      2. Roscoe Coltrane – if you like Dr. Strangelove then you should see Green Wing, Black Books, Blackadder and The Book Group.

        1. Paul, I will check out your suggestions.
          I have seen Dr. Strangelove 20+ times. My dad flew bombers for SAC at that exact time, so it’s very near and dear to me.
          Thanks for the suggestions.

          1. Hey, we have SAC in common! Like when I asked my father “Is Peace your profession???” and he said, “No. Bombing the f*ck out of commie b*st*rds is my profession!”

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

            1. Squeek, one of my prize possession is a 110 print of my dad standing next to his plane armed with 2 500’lb.ers with my brothers and my name on them.
              The other is his flight suit.
              To paraphrase Chico Escuela; ” Bombing been berry, berry good, to me!”

          2. Roscoe Coltrane – I was in Omaha during the Cuban Missile Crisis and all we saw was B-52s in the air all the time. That is when I kissed my a** goodbye and stopped fearing the bomb. 🙂

          1. Roscoe Coltrane – one hesitates to ask which of Bernard Black’s many attributes do you see in yourself?

              1. Roscoe Coltrane – hopefully not his lack of people skills, personal hygiene and business plan. 🙂

  6. EXcellent. When you next pass through Ashland, Oregon visit the Globe Theater (full size) and take in the Shakespeare Festival

      1. I have not, but love Christopher Walken and will check it out. Thanks, Roscoe.

      1. Paul, i have not. But, you are the 2nd or maybe 3rd person to suggest I see it, knowing I love Macbeth, so I will find and watch it.

        1. Nick – just a heads up, it is intense. And if you like that one, you should see his Lear, Ran. In beautiful blood-thirsty color.

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