The Florida judge who issued an emotional decision in the Anna Nicole Smith case Thursday has been angling for his own courtroom television show and in fact had already produced a demo tape showing him presiding in other cases, according to the TMZ website. On Thursday, Broward County Circuit Court Judge Larry Seidlin's voice quavered and tears rolled down his cheeks as he ruled that custody of the body should go to Richard Milstein, an attorney appointed to represent Smith's infant daughter. In an interview with ABC-TV News, Gary Ostrow, a defense attorney who has been best friends with Seidlin for 20 years, suggested that Seidlin, a onetime New York City cab driver, was not playacting for the cameras. "This is what he's like at all times," he said. "As long as he gets the job done and gives the right ruling, it doesn't matter. ... More judges should have his temperament. It makes court a lot less boring. Besides, he doesn't have a mean bone in his body."




23/02/2007