In an evening of high farce before the high court, three Supreme Court justices and five other federal judges wrestled with a hypothetical case based on "Twelfth Night" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual mock trial. In the end, the steward Malvolio lost his bid to preserve an imaginary $10 million punitive damage award for false imprisonment and emotional distress. Not-so-veiled references to the imprisonment of Guantanamo detainees popped up often in discussion of Malvolio's detention.
Malvolio Loses in 'Twelfth Night' Mock Trial Before Supreme Court Justices, Federal Judges
April 8, 2009