March 15, 2009

Monday's LKL: Judge Judy!!

Posted: 05:42 PM ET

Tonight, Larry returns to the desk and Judge Judy is his guest.   She's outspoken!  She's funny!  And, she never disappoints!  We'll hear what she has to say about President Obama, the Anna Nicole Smith arrests, Chris and Rihanna, the Octomom and more!judge judy

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Terry-Minnesota   March 15th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

The woman has to be unstable to agree to this in the first place. But the birth and life of these children ,through adulthood ,should be entirely paid for by the doctor not tax payers!,

Terry-Minnesota   March 15th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

The woman has to be unstable to agree to this in the first place. But the birth and life of these children ,through adulthood ,should be entirely paid for by the doctor not tax payers!,

Terry-Minnesota   March 15th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

The woman has to be unstable to agree to this in the first place. But the birth and life of these children ,through adulthood ,should be entirely paid for by the doctor not tax payers!,

Terry-Minnesota   March 15th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

The woman has to be unstable to agree to this in the first place. But the birth and life of these children ,through adulthood ,should be entirely paid for by the doctor not tax payers!,

Rose, Deborah   March 15th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

after working as the lead charge nurse for 10 years, our er instituted a new policy "no wait er" which i believed to be dangerous for patients and poor quality that could have caused nurses to lose their license.I complained to my nursing manager that I believed it to be a deadly policy where patients were not calling ambulances so they could save on money and that I believed the new policy should be stopped. I was fired 2 days later. Because I live in Florida, I have been told I can not file an unlawful termination law suit because this is a right to work state. Is this true?

Terry Aladag   March 15th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

Health Care Reform:
S. Gupta had all the experts on Sunday, March 15: Dr. Oz, Dr. Fritz, etc. None of them really want to change anything from the mess we have now!..
I say why do we have to reinvent the wheel? Many advanced countries provide much better medical care to all of their citizens at a fraction of our cost. The thing to do is take exactly what they do in Sweden or France or Canada and implement it here , word for word! It is that simple . But , it won't be done because pharmaceutical companies and health insurance companies, and lawyers who make billions out of frivolously suing doctors, will not allow it!
Unless we get rid of the entire "private health insurance" business and have a single payer system as the other successful countries do, we will not be able to "fix" the healthcare mess.

edward broderick   March 16th, 2009 10:19 am ET

could get away with some of the things u say in a real court

Dave of Detroit   March 16th, 2009 11:28 am ET

I am amused that when I turn on the news about the real crisis in America, I get the cooking channel, the celebrity news, what movies are making money, thousands of pharmacuetical commercials, and the weather-kind of makes me an addicted to drugs, couch bound hypochondriac that has no more sense than to believe that the media is an unbiased source of news and giving out top notch info without any attempt to sensationalize. I will say that Stephanopolis deserves the Cronkite Awards he has received-he is setting a standard of reporting that I have not seen since the Murrow and Winchell days!

Beverly Rodriguez   March 16th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

The AIG bonuses are outrages Mr. Lindy should be told to find a loop hole in those contracts or be made to come live with me for a month.
Live on $694.00 a month and $57.00 food stamps NO CREDIT CARDS or CHECKS allowed. I bet he will find a loop hole and if he did
not find a way not to pay the bonuses he would have to live with me for 12 months a full year.

Richard M Flint   March 16th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

Dear Larry,

One mans opinion, Is your show in trouble? Are you retireing?

I will not watch your show if you have that one Female Personality sit in for you, that has the day time talk show " THE VIEW" She just turms me off me to know end. Many of my friend and family feel the same way!
Of course we are Republicans, that may have a lot to do with it. Americans are finally starting to get smart, we are not going to be led arouind like sheep any more. This woman is so Judge mental without having all the facts, as a matter of fact CNN is leaning in that direction. You used to be un biased.
I fel you need to retire and enjoy your family while you have some quality time. I live in Salt Lake City, I am Greek Othodox, and we are accepted quite well by the Mormons. WE built the temple, are stone masons are the best in the world, of course I feel that the LDS religion is a cult, they have one of the best childrens programs in the world. I do not know if you converted, many Greeks have, not this disabled combat veteran, (Vietnam), anyway, God Bless you Mr. KIng... bring back some good interviewees, the show has gone down hill a little, that way, of course time is marching on and everyone that was worth having on are all passing away.
At Your Service...........and a fan
Richard M. Flint
100% disabled combat veteran
USN Retired

NOAH   March 16th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

I have a question for Judge Judy. Do you think our justice system should spend more time concentrating on white collar crime, such as Bernie Madoff, because I'm sure there are many more scumbags out there like him, he's just the only one who was caught.

john   March 16th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

Hey! LOVE THE SHOW!! but one thing.... can you not show that annoying white flipper (the one the keeps repeating itself over and over) it is VERY DISTRACTING when you try to watch, the black bar with new headlines is ok, but the white flipper is like WOW! its too much, too bright! I don't see any comments online from people liking liking it, the like the black one or none at all, THE WHITE FLIPPER GOT TO GO!!!

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 16th, 2009 5:48 pm ET

What I think about Borak Obama: A “Failed,” “Washed out,” “Discarded,” bonus opportunity of many (53% Americans) to do good and seek redemption. What I think about Anna Nicole: An instant classic case of horrendous disgusting greed defined. What do I think about Chris and Rihanna: No clean white sheets in hell. An anthology in progress.. What I think about the Octomom.. The obvious reality that many people still have no clue, idea, regards or care in the world about their own (Sooner and or later) coming judgment with God.. And that that they themselves will most certainly be asking for mercy about one or many more of their own mistakes. Idealistic America!!! Thank you and good night.

Brandon   March 16th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

For Judge Judy: Should the donor-father of Nadya Suliman's children be forced to help pay for their upbringing?

Joe Colangelo   March 16th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

Dear Judge Judy,
Can't we do something about these corportate bonuses that the elite of Wall Street are giving themselves with taxpayers money? I don't understand why working people have to roll back wages and re-negotiate contracts to lower their pay and these people don't have to. So now not only are we paying for their bonuses, but we are doing so will less money than we had before. Also, if this money is not going to help out small business with credit for payroll and things isn' this a breach of contract? Can the small business owners sue for negligence because of this failure to follow the conditons of the bailout money? Also Judge Judy, I don't understand why someone would get a bonus because they essentially made deals with government money that they otherwise wouldn't have had and would be unemployed-it doesn't make sense to me do you think I should see a psychiatrist because I don't see this as reassonable? Should the AG office be more involved in looking at these issues? Judge Judy, I don't understand why we have to take on the debt to make these people profitable again but then have to give them back the assets and don't get a slice of the pie. Could you please tell us if this is legal or is this another fraud of some sort? Thank You Judge Judy, as you can see I am at my wit's end over this and wonder about the law and accountability and respect for the system which just doesn't seem fair.
Thank You,
Joseph Colangelo

Ed - Sidney, OH   March 16th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

Love Ya Judge Judy, wish I could meet you in person and pick your and discuss a few things. It would be the highlite of my life.
One of my topics would be the kids today and the "Disrespect" either my patience is getting shorter or their getting bolder. Some of the things they say and do are unbelieveable. My theory has been the parents or parent need to disapline more, or keep a better eye on what their "little angels" are up to, and with a two income family they are just both too tired to give a crap!
I had a single mother liveing next to me recieve SSI for her kids since the father past away. Couldn't contol them, skipped school, police called all the time. Now they moved to a better house and the kids are over 21 and still at home and of course no jobs. Looks like future "Tax payer" problems to me with that group wit ADT being the problem or whatever.

Angela   March 16th, 2009 8:22 pm ET

I love you Judge Judy. My friend is a flake, but she needs help. She wants to move in with me. I can use the extra money, but worry she won't cough up the small amount I'd ask. Can i do anything - for free - legally to ensure she pays?

Anne Brand   March 16th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

Isn't it sad that Ms. Suleman has so much trouble with the truth!
Descriptions of Ms. Suleman state that she is intelligent and articulate, which is contrary to how she appears in interviews. The affect and smug attitude Ms. Suleman exhibits fails to generate empathy from the public for her cirscumstances. I've seen Ms. Suleman impulsively interrupt interviewers before the entire question is asked. She simultanesouly nods and, in a staccatto rythmn, says "yes, yes, yes," and then erupts with a barrage of incoherent verbage, gibberish, never answering anything. She should go into politics.

Matt in DC   March 16th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Judge Judy,

I love your show. Love the DVDs. Keep them coming.

What is your opinion of legalizing marijuana?

John Carruthers   March 16th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

My company just moved its manufacturing from China back to the US, we actually got a lower cost having it done here but no newspaper want to write good stories like our because drama sells.

We will be moving the remainder of our product back to the US within the next 90 days. More companies like ours should do this.

What do you think.

Jessy Hagel   March 16th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Judge Judy
I love your show, and have read one of your books, your amazing!
Do you think the government should bail out the big 3 auto makers? Or just let them fall.
Thank you for your time, and again I love your show and watch everyday!

Timothy Ames   March 16th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

My son is a graduating high school senior. High honors, no drugs, involved in his school and community. He is accepted into Syracuse, Ithaca College and RIT. We cannot send him because we pay our taxes on time, pay high oil bills, pay high medical and insurance premiums and AIG gets a bailout. Today we are told AIG is awarded millions in bonuses and yet I cannot send my hardworking son to the school of his choice.
Barney Frank is "outraged" and calls for a "committee" to investigate.
It's just more of the same old politics that President Obama promised would change. I gave him my vote, he gave me "more of the same" I'm disgusted and disallusioned.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

@ John Carruthers

Where in China was the company located. If it was in Beijing or Shanghai, those two cities are very very expensive. The property there is worth more than NYC Manhattan....

Linda   March 16th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Judy Judge it is again your assessment of what you think the President has said, but he has said just what you said at the end of your statement, that people need to help out, he has said that and I don't know why you state you didn't hear that. Its not that people are saying that that being rich is a bad thing, but their are many wealthy people who don't want to pay those taxes you state you so willing would like to pay. I think you need to be a little more fair in your statements about what is being said regarding people with incomes more thatn $250,000 paying what they should be paying.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Judge Judy... good for you... He should get life at best! He should be treated like drug dealers whereby we seize all properties...

SEC was paid off by Wall street. Come on!!! Give me a break

Joe Colangelo   March 16th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Judge Judy,
Look at the amount of taxes that people were being paid when you were afforded an education that allowed you the upward mobility that you have acheived rather than a decade of indebteness like graduates face today. The rules of the game have changed dramatically since those times and the system has been unfairly rigged in favour of the elite. This is not good for society as a whole and these income disparites cost a great deal in producing dysfunction. I have the facts to back up my case so please re-consider what you are saying and don't act like by paying the few taxes you do that you are somehow making a contribution to charity. Buy the way Judge Judy, you are also benefiting from a system with terrible in-justices occuring in the system everyday as a result of the privatization of the industrial-military-prison system which incarcerates more people than any other western democracy in the world.
Joe Colangelo

Jessy Hagel   March 16th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Judge Judy
Again, in your book you meantioned that the justice system has not changed since the 1950's. Do you think that they should change the justice system? If so what do you think we need to change most?
What also, do you think about Rihanna and Chris brown getting back together? Sure they had a mishap, but should she forgive him?
Thank you again!

Jonathan   March 16th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I am offended by the idea (as evidenced by the comments of Judge Judy) that realizing the "American Dream" is only achieved by becoming or being rich. Isn't this how we've gotten into this current economic mess in the first place?

John Carruthers   March 16th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

It was in Bejing. But the costs for my plastics went from $25 to $4.63 in Pennsylvania.

We just need to give the US companies a chance to compete. In hindsight I regret I believed that we could not build the product here.

Emmanuel   March 16th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I agree with judge Judy but if she is one of those who get richer due to the Bush tax break to the wealthier, the administration do not need to pray them to pay a litle more; and by the way they ( the riches) will never agree to pay more taxes but will take the tax break anytime their offered one.

Barbara P. SC   March 16th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I have always enjoyed Judge Judy. She has always judged with common sense and sometimes humor. I would like to know what Judge Judy thinks of AIG payouts?

Todd Schnitzius   March 16th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Yes, Judge Judy has realized the American Dream. She talks about her humble beginnings yet fails to recognize the privilege of her significant economic success. Most struggling Americans I know
would be grateful to earn enough income ($250k+) that they could help solve some of our nation's economic crises by paying a few thousand dollars in additional taxes.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Bernie Madoff has millions... excuse me.. BILLIONS in off shore accounts and most likely laundered through organized crime.

robert moody   March 16th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Hi,Judge Judy,you are exactly right most people who are poor do not steal,rob,commit crimes all they what is a opportunity to work and make a honest living,your common sense approach to life is what make your show so good.

william   March 16th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

speaking as a middle aged "trust fund baby" and realizing Judge Judy's money is "new", she should be honest enough to acknowledge that the "rich" have gotten a much larger share of the pie over the past 15 years, so it is only FAIR that we begin paying our fair share through more taxes. She revealed herself and her elitist bias so typical of the newly rich by saying she takes offense by being called rich, own it lady – you are. You earned it, many of us inherited it. But call it what it is. RICH

Dennis NYC   March 16th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I have enjoyed Judge Judy on a daily basis. Her program is very entertaining.
After her appearance tonight on Larry King, I will never watch her show again. She may be funny, but she is not enlightened.

Patricia in Edmonton, Canada   March 16th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Hi Larry,

More and more it seems that Bernie Madoff is the 'poster boy' for the economic rape of America...AIG is taking the next kick at that cat.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

John Carruthers

property in Pennsylvania is also a lot less expensive than Beijing. I have a good friend that rents her home for $17,000 per MONTH!

I looked at the price of homes in Beijing and they were off the scale, so I went to Dalian and purchased homes there. Very close to Beijing.. across the bay from the port of Beijing

Dee Goodenough   March 16th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Judge Judy's comment regarding "the wealthy have worked hard "so should not be disparaged because they are rich. " There are alot of middle class people, or at this point lower middle class people, that have worked hard, yet the Gods of Riches have not chosen them. We've done everything to better our circumstances, but our standard of living continues to decline. I can't believe Larry and Judy can understand our issues.


Barbara P. SC   March 16th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Judge Judy,

Would you like to take on the case The American Taxpayer vs. AIG. I want to see that contract don't you?

Kristi   March 16th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I am super excited to hear Judge Judy speak on Larry King live!!!!! I watched her on my personal television in prison Mon.-Fri during our institutional count everyday @ 4:00 pm that I could. I am curious about her personal opinions on the awful ways of the world today! It saddens me terribly that after all the years I spent in confinement I come out hopeful of a new start & find myself in one sticky situation after another due to our economy & peoples preconceived notions concerning my past. How do I achieve the "American dream"?

jack   March 16th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Why are you treating this nasty woman with kid gloves, Larry? Is it because she is one of the very rich, who has prospered under trickle-down economics? Shw should be given a litlle of the "what is the Question" treatment. oh, I forgot, she is elitist.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

NATIONALIZE AIG and FIRE EVERYONE IN UPPER MANAGEMENT!!! That would resolve this mess instantly.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

SEC was paid off with billions of dollars. These people all need to be fired too.

Mimi from Philly   March 16th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Larry, I don't believe the nerve of these AIG executives. WE'VE bailed them out 3 times? I've lost count. You can't stand by a "contract" if the company doesn't have any money. They DON'T have any money, except for OUR money. That's why we bailed them out. If they have enough of their own money to pay bonuses, then they don't need ours.

They also want to keep the "talented" execs. If they're so talented, why are they broke?

All of the Madoff money is proceeds from a corrupt enterprise. That includes his wife and all of his relatives.

Love the show, Larry. thank you.

jack   March 16th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

why should this stupid, arrogant woman besmear our tv screens with her ugly mug? I am surprised that such a no=talent person could get rich to begin with, Oh, I forgot about hail-to-the-rich economics.

Joe Colangelo   March 16th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Do you think that the 2 tier system that has one set of rules for the elite and one for the general population will lead to a further diminuation of respect for the INJUSTICE system that already exists in America?
Joseph Colangelo

Bob- La Jolla, CA   March 16th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Does Judge Judy believe that the supporting payment by AIG of bonuses because of the need to preserve contractual commitments
is justified? Contractual commitments are often re-written eg
Bankruptcy courts may change mortgage loan contracts.

Bob- La Jolla, CA   March 16th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Does Judge Judy believe that the supporting payment by AIG of bonuses because of the need to preserve contractual commitments
is justified? Contractual commitments are often re-written eg
Bankruptcy courts may change mortgage loan contracts.

Amarissa   March 16th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I applaud Judge Judy! I am not rich, I am low middle class but I, like her, are very much bothered by the way they are putting rich people down. I agree with everything she said!
Thank you, Judge Judy, you are one fair Lady!

Miami, Florida

Matthew   March 16th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Judge Judy, aren't contracts that are contrary to the public interest void on their face? Since we taxpayers now own 80% of AIG, aren't bonuses paid to their employees now that the company is failing against the public interest?

Sharon   March 16th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Who does Judge Judy think she is. It will be a cold day in hell before I tell her she's appreciated anymore than every working class person paying their taxes. Go cry to someone else about all your millions. By the way I can't stand your show.

ewe   March 16th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Judge Judy is the last one to talk about basics. Her contemptuous courtroom decorum is worthy of reprimand by the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct every single show she has ever participated in.

jack   March 16th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Oh, I can spell fine, just got in a hurry. Bless the rich, just shut up please!!!

Mark K   March 16th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Judge Judy didn't like when the government said it was going to tax the rich, because according to her this sounded that being rich was a negative thing.

When the government said it was taxing the rich, it was because when it was left to the rich, they self indulged beyond any limits in expensive jets, yachts, lavish vacations, fancy homes, gas guzzling vehicles, and at the same time evading their tax responsibilities by hiding their money in offshore accounts.

The true meaning of rich is not about self grander with material things, but about what you give back from your blessings to your community, and that's what the rich in this country has lost focus of. This is why the government is stepping in and taxing the rich for the good of the majority of country, and not for the rich few.

Diane   March 16th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I love Judge Judy! and I think that high school students should be required to watch her show. She's direct and matter of fact. I hope her show is on the air for many years to come.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

@ jack

If this woman upsets you that much, why do you continue to listen to her on the TV>???

When Cheney talks, I either turn off the TV or switch channels... as I can not stand him. He is one of the major reasons we are in this mess

SHEILA   March 16th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Two years ago 3 persons attacked my son, police arrested them, but let them to go. There was no court, no judge, no justice system. They told me we can not sue them since they are under 21 years old and they do not have money. After that I found the justice system in US is corrupted

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Judge Judy... what on earth is a "fake" anger management class?

Annette   March 16th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Nicole Simpson left her impression on the girls of today – and that's why they are more violent agains men – in my humble opinion.

Edward, Boston MA   March 16th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Do you have any comment on the Anna Nicole Smith & Howard K. Stern court case ?

Tim   March 16th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Judge Judy is absolutely right that her show is popular because of the emotion factor moreso than the petty amounts of money.

Does Judy Judy have a specific case that she'll never forget?

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Judge Judy

You can NOT do anything in anger management classes until the person is willing to look at their behavior and accept responsibility for it. Until then, they will point the finger at everyone else and not want to admit it was their decision to engage in physical force.

Should a man have to tolerate a woman yelling at them... NO! The man should look at options, like taking a walk around the block to cool off or divorce the woman who has NO boundaries. Those are options besides hitting.

Diane   March 16th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I applaud Judge Judy for her remarks about President Obama talking in a negative fashion about the "rich". My husband & I were both from humble means, went to state universities and we have both worked very hard in our careers. We worked many years of late hours and weekends to reach our goals. My husband has a small business and is responsible for several employees and their families. He takes all the risk in marketing his business to keep the work coming into the firm and to keep his staff employed. If you work hard, take the risks, then you should be seen in a positive light....curremtly, we are almost being demonized for our working-hard achievements. It's not right....moves to a more socialistic society would be the death of our american spirit.

Heather   March 16th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Hi Judge Judy!

Regarding the financial crisis that is occurring, I am angry! What can we do legally to fight against these companies and agencies that have caused this, yet are still benefiting.

Fred Stephens   March 16th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Judge Judy,

I am a huge fan and I respect your opinion. What do you think of the tattoo trend?

Troy   March 16th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What would Judge Judy do with AIG if she found them guilty of fraud and stealing from the tax payers?

Rose Ann Luksavage   March 16th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What does Judge Judy think of Howard Stern being charged in the Anna Nicole Smith drug overdose?

Gabrielle   March 16th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

How can Michael Vick get 20+ months for animal cruelty but Judge Judy feels that 30+ days and anger management is appropriate for Chris Brown's battery of Rhianna?

Dr. Scott Burtis   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Judge Judy – President Obama has said today that he intends to try and block the AIG bonuses. Can he do this? Does he have any legal precedence to attempt this?

Thank you,

Dr. Scott Burtis
Fairmont, MN

Lee Chua   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Can I sue the SEC for damages?

betty barlow   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

What is Judge Judy's opinion regarding children being born to unmarried couples and we pay the bills.

ewe   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

perhaps you should ask why Judy is so civil in private and such an vile animal when she puts her black robe on?

Elsie Lehman   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Judge Judy, should rehab be allowed for cigarette smokers, with medical coverage?

kevin   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Good evening Judge. My question for you is simple. With the economy as bad as it is, and people losing jobs, cars and homes, how will helping the banks lend again help most people who have watched there credit scores fall too low to get loans anymore?

David Soares   March 16th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

25% of the people on this planet in jail are in America, more than china and russia combined. to mean this means to me that America is a land of crooks or the justice industry is a huge expensive failure

P.C.   March 16th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I recently obtained a protective order for domestic violence from my husband of 11 years. We have 3 children and the story he's telling his family is different from the 'sorry" he told us. How do you defend yourself when he's telling everyone that you've been abusive as well when all you may have been doing is defending yourself.

Fnan   March 16th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

This question is for Judge Judith,

Do you think more young people should be encouraged to join the civil service? And how worldly do you consider yourself to be?

Charlie   March 16th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Judge Judy:

do you think that a standard sentence should be used for criminal offenses or should it be a judge's lee way according to circumstances?

Eveline   March 16th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Your conservative and reasonable comments are fantastic, We need much more of you on TV. I'm so tired of seeing the promotion of misbehavior. Make it stop. Just curious: How do you feel about Ann Coulter. You agree with her message? you should have a show together! Keep going ! you look great too 🙂

Jennifer Black   March 16th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Our daughter was killed by her boyfriend July 2006. He was 8 times over the legal limit, racing down an interstate with another car going 95 miles per hour. He was killed also. He was a very troubled, kid, in lots of trouble. His parents keep using our daughter as his crutch, she was a great kid, at the wrong place at the wrong time. They even put her name on his tomb stone. What can we do legally to keep our daughters name, and use of her name from these parents.

Diana   March 16th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

The taxpayers are being asked to support Octomom and her 14 kids...As if that isn't bad enough we are now being asked to pay for her education. Where does it end?

Richard from VA   March 16th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Judge Judy - Do you see Welfare and Social Service programs of our Federal sysytem contributing to our economic crisis?

Annette   March 16th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Question for Judge Judy re: Octomom Too much publicity in my opinion, and not enough action! Don't you think that those 8 innocent babies should be taken away from her and adopted into more mature, financially stable homes where they can get the kind of loving, individual care and attention that they'll need?

David Payne   March 16th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

How can Judge Judy be upset over the new government helping the middle and lower class workers , when the rich have had all kinds of tax breaks for eight long years while we kept taking a financial beating.

aimee, vancouver, canada   March 16th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

the SEC can't afford hiring professionals with the quant knowledge required to uncover complex fraud activities. Those people work for companies like AIG who have no choice but to pay up hefty bonuses to retain them.
Basically if a regulator is smart enough to crush numbers and uncover a fraud, s/he won't be there long enough to do it. Why do you think the powers at be on Wall Street are cozy with the SEC? Most people who would give up their civil servant salaries in a heartbeat for a six figure one.

maria mishibinijima   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i think that the young man who assulted that women should be made an example of by the courts. Especially seeing as he is a celebrity. i think if the courts let him off, being a first offence, that it will show young men and women that violence is ok in a relationship.

jesse   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Judge Judy did I understand uyouto say that you had a .30 % on a credit if so How did you manage that.

Donna   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET


My coment is to you about Judge Judy. I'm sure you wont put it on, but I have to say it. Of course she's offendeby President Obamas words about taxing the rich...she should'nt be tho, because she makes her millions by putting down, insulting belitteling and degrading people on her show in front of millions every. You know when she walks in the court room she's already tried the case and can't wait to make fools of them. How dare she be paid so much to be so cruel !!!!!

Maricruz (18)   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Hi, Judy. In this case with Chris Brown, what will be considered the proper goal for his sentence? It has to be considered that he is a young person who needs rehabilitation for the way he acted, in my opinion putting him in jail won't be considered a good deterrent for his behaviour.

Chris O'Sullivan, PhD   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

The restrictions on access to family court were lifted by Judge Kaye last year. Rihanna could get an order of protection from Family Court in New York. It was domestic violence and the state now recognizes that.
Rihanna was injured. Her assailant was not. She should not be held responsible for his crime.
Is there any evidence that anger management has an effect? What is "real" anger management? Using an anger management program to monitor him is supported by research as an effective tool - if, as you say, there are consequences for being out of compliance.

Louis Richards   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Judge Judy-

If there was ever a vacancy on the Supreme Court...
would you consider a nomination?

Geoffrey Maingart   March 16th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Do you think that many people in the SEC were paid off ovefr the years to look the other way while Mayoff was plying his trade since he knew everyone there and probably who was on the take there from other possible cases. I think a lot of people there are going to be joining hi in jail.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

So what else should we expect? When we hand over money to any large company who has been corrupt and pays top executives for making a mess along with poor choices in how they spent OUR money, how else can we expect them to behave?

((( WE ARE THE STUPID ONES))) to expect that corporation to act any different. The only way we can control how they spend OUR money is by nationalizing them! I am outraged at our continuing to give these negligent corporations billions of dollars.

This is definitely the “Peter principle” whereby individuals are elevated to the height of their incompetence. I am sick and tired of this crap! I hope Obama does not Pay for Speaker Pelosi’s trip with her spouse to Italy on OUR MONEY!

Stefan   March 16th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Legalize it, otherwise teens will just smoke it more.

Michelle   March 16th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Hi Judge Judy,

I am interested in your views on Marc Dreier, the New York partner of Dreier LLP who stole all of his client's money, committed fraudulent acts and was arrested in Canada for impersonation. He is currently on bail, living in his $50K Manhattan apartment while paying $70K for personal guards. Meanwhile, the majority of the staff are still on unemployment.

tERESA HEITER   March 16th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Judge Judy,
Totally serious. I wish you would run for president. You seem to be one of the only people who still has ethics today and is willing to speak up about what is right. Is there any other format where you think you could have an impact on our country more than in the entertainment field ?

Love your wisdom,
Keep up the good work!
Teresa Heiter

Edward, Boston MA   March 16th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

If there was one current law on the books that you could eliminate or make more severe... what would it be?

Willa   March 16th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Dear Judge Judy

Do you think Madoff has the money hidden somewhere? I do

Lawrence Regg   March 16th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

What is Judge Judy's husband, Jerry, up to these days?

Carole   March 16th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Judge Judy may not want to turn on a computer, but she should. This way if she tries a case that involves the internet, she'll know what she is talking about and not sound so stupid.

sani   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

judy judy, i realised you have not always been transparent in your cases. anyway it is great that u have admitted to the kind the kind of violence that women mate out now a days. couldnt chris brown has done what he did to extreme by self defense

Andrew   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET


It is true that a man should not hit a woman, nor a woman hit a man. It is not right either way.

However, oftentimes one is 'needled' (like Judge Judy said) with verbal abuse, emotional abuse to the extent that you can not take anymore.

Best option is to get out of the circumstance, get away from the person.

Trouble is, is when the abuser refuses to leave you be, and put you in a corner with no route of escape.

I have had some women who have done their best to make me lose my cool. Sometimes I 'envision' doing something mean to someone who has treated me real bad, but I never have done anything in reality.

But still, it makes me feel really bad inside to think someone made me feel so hurt, so bitter, and so mean inside.

Jayne   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Judge Judy,

I would honestly like to know HOW you handle the disappointment or the feeling of being overwhelmed when so often the people appearing in your court are young, disrespectful & basically do-less? From their inappropriate attire & lack of basic communication skills to coming to court over ridiculous money matters?

Roberta   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Judge Judy-
What is your most memorable case during your years on t.v. and why? Also, how do you feel about all the other 'judge' shows on television? Finally, do you ever feel you label the defendants on your show before they've had a chance to give their side of the story?
Thank you

Sunny   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I love judge Judy! She is the best, I think she should be in the white house advising Pres. Obama!!

Jeff from Indianapolis, IN   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Your Honor:

You complain that legalizing marijuana is just another way of saying that we cannot control it. May I submit that legalizing marijuana would not only offer control of the supply, but also be a significant source of tax revenue?

Joshua Campbell   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Judge Judy, how can you believe that probation is severe enough for Chris Brown. He's an adult, why not jail time?

Osama   March 16th, 2009 9:45 pm ET


jeff   March 16th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

It has been reported that Rihanna hit Chris first. If this is true, why has Rihanna not been charged with Simple Battery or Battery? I was always told that justice is blind!!!

Kathy   March 16th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I hope they don't ever release the names of all the AIG bonus receivers... there will be a lynching, judging by the comments.

lula s. Bell   March 16th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I love your show. I watch every night and I was just reading a comment from a viewer who is complaining about not being able to send her son to college, She is blaming President Obama and I don't think that she should. President Obama has only been in office about 2 months. Give the guy a chance. He is not God. He can not walk on water. Oh by the way I want Judge Judy to get Madoff in her court and AIG.

Ulysses Stanley   March 16th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Is it possible that the Washington is protecting AIG with a soft-glove because AIG actually carries the pension coverage for all federal employees?? That would explain Lehmann Bros. and others being tossed to the wolves while AIG enjoys extended bailouts from the Gov.

Joe from Iowa   March 16th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

So Judge Judy's reason for not legalizing pot is because she doesn't want America to be "dumbed down"? I argue the majority of ppl who watch Judge Judy aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer..

Donna M Glaze   March 16th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hi Judge Judy and oh, hi Larry,

My question for Judge Judy is the murder trial of Cailee in Florida. If you were the Judge on this case, with all of the evidence provided, would this be an open and shut case and would you go for the death sentence for this precious and beautiful 2 year old girl?

carol de carlo   March 16th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Judge Judy'
I have always wanted to know just who pays the fines you impose esp when the person dosen't have a job, or money to pay the fine you impose.
Love your show.
Thanks Carol

Max   March 16th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Just lost much of my respect for you.....because of your disdain for new technology such as the internet, how can you make judgments on the public without being uptodate on the new, I'm 81 years old...and keep up with all this stuff......Tear down the phone cord on your wall.!!!!...

Marilyn Ellsworth   March 16th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I love your show, it ceases to amaze me how entitled think they are and the absolute loss of common sense. I love your saying "beauty fades dumb is forever.

karen   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

fyi – my bank still has christmas club accounts!!

Louis Richards   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

America could use a plain spoken representative like Judge Judy on the Supreme Court.

wolfgang mahn   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Judy Scheindland as President 2012.

dee   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

He is only `19-she is 21-he is a minor, how many woman will call him in the future,thousands of woman. She will have to deal with it or leave him.
Where is his family? I wonder how his mother feels?

Sunny   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

What does Judge Judy think about AIG handing out bonuses!?! Should David Herzog or Mr. Liddy be fired to get the message across!!?

Chris O'Sullivan, PhD   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

re Rihanna: Judge Judy, the Family Court access restrictions were lifted by the Chief Judge of NY State last year! NY now recognizes this as domestic violence.
It feels like you are blaming the victim when you say that girls are violent (against girls) and women are provocative. He is the criminal. She was injured, he was not.
What is "real" anger management? Real monitoring and real consequences for noncompliance? Then you are right. The programs themselves don't change anyone.

Bertha Rodriguez   March 16th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Larry, Yes there are still Christmas Clubs. Crossroad Credit Union,
Kansas City, Mo. has one.

Lekeisha   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

If the octomom had been married to a man, I seriously doubt there wolud be as much controversy as there is now.

Jim   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Why are so many fathers on the losing end of any child custody litigation? What are your thoughts on Shared parenting and 50/50 custody for fit parents?

Chris   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Judge Judy, do you think that if the CEO of AIG discussed this with the people they have contracts with, these people would potentially change their minds?

Paul Y.   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thank you for dispensing good sense. Would you ever consider holding a political office? I think that you would make a fantastic advisor.

Sandi   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

welcome back larry!

stay on the octomom topic. it infuriates me.

ask judge judy her reaction to reports that octomom is out and about buy $1000 worth of MAC, designer cosmetics.

using student loans to raise kids.

just overall clueless behavior.

marilyn hoeft   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

why is Ron Crossman, father of missing 5 yr old Haleigh not in jail for statutory rape...his girlfriend is under age for consenting sex and she is smoking...??

tim   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Has anyone pursued the doctor that impregnated her? He knew her situation. Isn't this mal[ractice on a grand scale

Jai from Atlanta   March 16th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am not a big fan of either of them, but I am so glad to finally hear someone put a different view, one I agree with, on the Chris Brown and Rihanna saga. Ever since the story broke headlines Chris was the villan and Rihanna was the victim. No on brings up reports that Rihanna has violent tendencies, i.e., she hit her brother in the face with a glass bottle. I know that women can be more than a little ticked off about messages from other women. The fact that she made a fake phone call to the police, which is not something a person in immediate danger would do, and the fact that she sat on the keys and did not get out the car when he initially tried to push her out says she was probrably up to no good. Now don't get me wrong there is no excuse for a man to put his hands on any woman. But then again there is no reason for me to beat that point of view into the ground because the media has already done such a fine job of it. How about everyone keep quiet about it until the truth of it comes out in court. Accusations have already been "justified" in the media and both sides has yet to be heard.

Joe Colangelo   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Judge Judy, You are mistaken, she only wanted one more child, the Doctor's who implanted her did not follow guidelines and impregnated her with at least six embyos and she had twins to boot. If this women is everything people are saying about her she should never had revieved IVF in the first place. Why is this always lost on the so called guardians of the status quo when they discuss this issue. Nadia should sue for mal-practice and if she doesn't the state should. That will save the tax-payers lots of money.

Jayne   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Judge Judy,

I would honestly like to know HOW you keep from the being overwhelmed by the lack of character in the majority of young people you see in your court room?

From their inappropriate attire & lack of basic communication skills to coming to court over ridiculous matters – I often feel for you as you try to talk LOGICALLY to those who too often seem incapable of ever 'getting it'!

yazdzik, martin   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

The obvious intelligence and scholarship Judge Judy presents in the interview is wildly different than the "Judge Judy" persona. Why does she not present the daily television show in a more sober, legally scholarly and informative manner?

Steve Washington   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

This woman is a product of our society, She Has mastered the art that as long as she has kids she can rely on the system to bail her out and pay her bills and as always go after the father for child support in which she never wanted to be with in the first place, How is that different from a woman getting pregnant so she can draw relief from the system and the father and never have to work. She is high profile due to the fact she had so many kids at one time, this is nothing new this thing happens all the time.

Shane   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Judge Judy, Octo-Mom does have health coverage, her and the babies are covered by Kaiser Permanente; I don't know how she has this coverage but she does, at least for now. K.P. is not public assistance for healthcare.

Lenore   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Judge Judy,What do you think should be done about gang violence in the black cummunity?

andrew   March 16th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

If asked, would you be apart of the obama administration. to run a dept. quite frankly i think u would fit almost any position. stay tough! I like it.

Tracy   March 16th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I enjoy hearing Judge Judy's comments and perspectives, but she said something that I feel is being said way too often lately. She called President Obama "Mr. Obama". I don't remember anyone calling Presidents Clinton or Bush "Mr. Clinton" or "Mr. Bush" and we don't call her "Mrs.", so why not give our President the title he's due?

william christensen   March 16th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

What really makes Judge Judy laugh, besides stupid defendants ???

Barb   March 16th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

(First – Love Judge Judy)
Second – AIG – contractually obligated to pay these bonuses? Then this flawed contract is a symbol of all that is wrong with this company setup. My company is contractually obligated to pay me a bonus – but not if we fail miserably... only if we reach specific target goals as a company and I contribute to those goals do we receive our contractual bonuses – who on earth would write an agreement that says if you run us into the ground you are entitled to a fat bonus check!?!?!?!

Lea   March 16th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I couldn't agree more on the octomom situation, Judge Judy! Not only was she absolutely irresponsible in making her decisions, she also failed to see, or maybe acknowledge, the fact that millions of tax payers' dollars, OUR DOLLARS, would go towards her caring for those children. That money could be going towards numerous other things, but this? These are the things that scare me, the things people do without any thought of the consequences.

Brian from Hamden, CT   March 16th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

If America legalizes marijuana, would you be for or against the legalization of the drug? Why?

Thanks and love your show!

Margaret Duggar   March 16th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Madoff, AIG whats next ? Why dont the president give the money to the american people, who will spend the money and open the economic gap

Dennis L. Schnaser   March 16th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I think Judge Judy is "right on the mark" with her court decisions!

Dennis Schnaser

Cathy   March 16th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I agree with Judge Judy. I would like for someone to take a no nonsense approach to the octomom and give a dose of "this is reality". It sickens me that these kids will suffer due to her lack of mental stability and it is unpresedented. Leave out the Dr. Phils and give her stern talking. Judge Judy reminds me of my grandparents who gave it to me straight and did not sugar coat the facts of life or reality to me. When I got on my own I was able to make sound decisions without repeating mistakes.

cc   March 16th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Hello Judge Judy

I am a faithful viewer. Yours is the first face I see when I get home from work. Haha. I just have to ask. How do you face these morons every day on your show and don't they watch you ahead of time? They can't possibly believe they can fool you with their drivel can they?

Mauro Brasil   March 16th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Judge Judy,
What do you think about our jail system and expend $42K per imate a
year where most of us don't make that.

Thank you.

Paul B / San Diego   March 16th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Hi, Judge Judy-

We as a nation spend $338 Billion per year on ILLEGAL immigrants and their children each year and we're laying off huge numbners of teachers- state and nation wide- because theres no money in the state budgets. Can't we deport the illegals (and their children) to their home countries at the espense of their home countries? And because they are here ILLEGALLY, shouldn't it be illegal for our elected officals to be giving our tax dollars to these people? And programs assisting the ILLEGALS with our tax dollars also be illegal? We are so upside down on this issue? How do we correct it LEGALLY? What is you opinion on this issue? Thanks.

Stein   March 16th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Judge Judy you think legalizing marijuana is not the right but your not thinking about how much it could could help our economy, it would be like another stimulus to help boost the money flow in our economy. Its safe to say that about 55% of the US population smoke marijuana. There are currently 303 million people living in the US. So that means that about 180 million people in the US smoke WEED ! If you impose the average sales tax on each gram sold $1.32

Kim Codiga   March 16th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Great comments by Judge Judy. I agree with everything she says. Good interview.

Tony   March 16th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Judge Judy!! You are right about the Octa Mom!

Mike   March 16th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Judge Judy,
What are your thoughts about so many of these bank Presidents and CEO's receiving the salaries and BONUS's that they do when they are clearly not doing their jobs by driving their companies into the gutter. How can they continue taking Governments funds to keep their companies afloat so they do not go bankrupt and justify these salaries.
Mike in Annandale, Virginia

Patrick   March 16th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

who is to say that a single mother can not take care of her children and who is to say some one from the state has to watch them ?that is a matter of opinon

robbie hyde   March 16th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I just want to comment on the octumom.
I believe the only reason she had the babies implanted was to gain fame. She wanted to be known in the world or her 15 minutes of fame so to speak. She thought she would get good publicity and instead she got bad. With publicity good comes with the bad. The media will get bad things on you as well as good. Alot of people disagree with her ethics. She was thinking of herself when she did this,not of the children involved. She may be one of those moms that may end up hurting her children because she will be overwhelmed with all ther responsibilities she will endure. I just hope she doesn't hurt those kids(not any of them). They don't deserve being in this situation.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Many illegal immigrants are using millions of dollars that could go for the elderly and others that have worked, paid their taxes and do not know how to manipulate the system.

I work for a county in California in Health Care. I am NOT allowed to ask for a social security number or even question if they are illegal.

We spend millions of dollars to help these people. Many are angry if I do not speak Spanish. Many have entitlement issues. If I want to know how to manipulate and take advantage of the system, I only have to ask one of the many illegal immigrants. They all know how to do this and laugh at us for being SO…STUPID!!!

Dee   March 16th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I Love Judge Judy! She puts everything into perspective and helps me realize I am sane.

My friends and I would love for Larry to have Sid Roth on his show. Can we look forward to this great show soon?!?
Bless you! America needs Sid's straight talk too.

nicole   March 16th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

yea she might have wanted only one child but she agreed to six embryos being inplanted because she did it before and only had twins the doctor consulted with her first

linda b   March 16th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I believe the doctor who helped the octomom get pregenet should help pay her bills

justpicky   March 16th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Hello Larry ,

Everything Judge Judy saying about OctoMom , she's 100%

A.I.G . shouldn't recieve NO more money from taxpayers , if anything taxpayers should recieve $400,000 , this money will
pay mortgages , car payment , credit cards , college , economy .
This money will show for something , better than Big Business
recieving the money , because CEO"s are putting the money in there
bank accts, it's not helping the taxpayers .

No banks , or anyother BIG BUSINESS doesn't deserve
taxpayers money . If the government want to help anyone
help ALL THOSES who's laid off and MIddle class .
They're the hard workers who if anything deserves the money.

As far as Madoff , he should pay everyone back ......conartist .

Tariq   March 16th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Judge Judy, You are the ONLY person who made sense about the Chris Brown Rihanna situation. It was not Domestic Violence.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

You go Judge Judy! I completely agree. Who the heck even cares! Well most likely because of the religious fanatics!

brittnylynn   March 16th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

woo. judge judy! you have a 15 year old viewer. xD I completely agree with you about octomom! i really dont see why shes getting help when shes the one who made this mistake of having so many children.

Florida Murray   March 16th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I like Obama and I'm sure he is going to do a good job. What I do not understand is all of the bail outs of these big companies. If Obama wants to help the American people bail us out. I have a MBA and have not been able to find a job. I have also lost my home and car recently. The only way I see myself out of this mess is to go back to school for a master's in education. I think it is a shame I have to get into more student loan debt when I'm unable to pay the first.

Florida / Denver

Catherine   March 16th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Why has nobody questioned the doctor associated with the IVF of Nadia Sulleman?

Gail Edwards   March 16th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

My first point is based on the AIG circumstances. I find that the whole situation of AIG is not based on greed but based on people that are just pure wicked. I believe there is a difference between greed and wickedness and the people or person that ran racket and have America in a mess; I am putting them in the category of murderers. I believe anybody that could be so wicked to harm the human race does not have a heart. My second argument, as for the situation with Nadya S. I believe any funds that she receives now and in the future should be taxed because I have been watching this woman on the tv and I see no kind of remorse from her to the fact that she knew that she would not be able to bring up 14 children by herself knowing that tax payers would have to support of her and her children for most of their lives. As per Madoff, he deserves anything that he is going to get. He's worth 820 million dollars; I hope the government seizes everything and leaves high and dry because she also knew about it.

Ulysses New England   March 16th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

How would the American public view washington's handling of AIG's brazeness of waste, if it was known that AIG is the pension carrier of Federal employees? Can this be confirmed? Legislators and politicians protecting their interest over that of taxpayers (who are now funding their pensions 2-fold and then some!)

djwazu   March 16th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I never like judge Judy. But I must admit she's dead on tonight!

Roland -Florida   March 16th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I would like to know, how did Octomom paid to get herself artificially inseminated?

jack   March 16th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Shouldn't this obnoxious lady go to anger mangaement classes? I am an old guy, but have seen few with such anger issues.

Dodie from CA   March 16th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

@ robbie hyde

I agree... she does NOT care about the kids... She wanted to use the kids in order to have her own show like kate + 8 or what ever it is called. I don't watch that show either!!! I do NOT support huge families and especially in these economic times...

drew   March 16th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

i think we need more people like judge judy speaking out. in fact, i think everyone needs to really start thinking a little more, stop allowing themselves to get so distracted, and remember your true assets lie in your ability to do work, good work. it also needs to produce something, of value, not just a piece of paper, with worthless ink on it.

DeLovitt Rogers   March 16th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

i love you and your hardcore ways, listening to you talk about the mother with eight children got me thinking and agreeing on you comments, another topic you talked about on LKL was the gay marriage and i agree to that also who are we to tell who can and can't get married.

Leana Olivas   March 16th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I get so tired of those who are "enlightened" to claim homosexuals marrying is "equal to" or even in the same ballpark as races intermarrying. It is like meshing apples and oranges. It is a bad analogy for the educated.
Race is not a "choice" to be acted upon.

J. O'Neal   March 16th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

I agree with Judge Judy on the issue of Gay Marriage. I would take her comments a step further and say that if the word "marriage" is viewed as a word that is so tightly connected with religion, then use the "Separation of Church and State" to completely remove the word "marriage" from government and everyone will have Civil Unions. I believe that the point is equal taxes and equal rights.

Jai from Atlanta   March 16th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

marraige is a religous unity. If homsexuals want to marry then redefine civil unions, but the government should not try to rewrite religous rights of unity. Some tend to use the excuse that not long ago people of different races weren't allowed to marry one another, but that example is definately flawed. Color and demographic were the only difference between indiviudals in that case, but for homosexuals it comes down to physical make up and nature itself. So if they want rights give it to them, but don't try to redefine marraige.

rcf   March 16th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

where are the pro-life organizations on this octomom ...this woman is the poster mom for their beliefs...this is the time for them to step up...forget the rallies, letter writing...dig into your pockets and show how you truly believe in life!

Adam Chabaoui   March 16th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

To judge Judy,my name is Adam Chabaoui and my question is if somebody hit someone and i know that person he is going to do it again.My father was a victim .Somebody came to my house and he struck my father in the face and i was looking right at him.At that time i was 9 years old .
My father suffered from a broken nose,lost his eye and had to put artifficial lens,and has metal in his nose with screws now he's suffering from fainting and dissiness till now .
What should he get ? he only got 1 month house arrest and 2 year probation. I don't think it's fair.Can you please answer me back.

Mike   March 16th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

While I appreciate Judge Judy's no-nonsense approach in most of her dialogue, I want to state my disagreement regarding her value favoring homosexual marriage. She called it the values of the "old guard". I call it the values of the Bible. I am never against human beings, but marriage is a sacred institution and one of the foundations of our country. Democracy will not stand without moral values.

skip arthur   March 16th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

left my positive comment AH good bye, wonderful woman love her

Lee Durrwachter   March 16th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

10:06 p.m., 3/16/2009
Talk about Greed! How many commercials do we have to sit through to see this show with Judge Judy? I bet this "show" /interview hasn't even been a half-hour.

Mike   March 16th, 2009 10:08 pm ET


The entire AIG situation is disgusting. I’m a project manager running a successful $100M project. We are under budget to date, tracking to plan and have delivered successfully on many milestones. Due to the economy, this year we are not receiving a bonus. I can accept it and I work for a successful company that is not looking for a government bailout or handout, why can’t the AIG employees do the same.

When are we going to stop rewarding the people that are screwing up! Get our money back and let AIG sink. I did not get back the $5,000+ I lost on AIG stock, so why should they get to keep their bonus.

Olivia   March 16th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Judge Judy is a rock star. She takes the complicated and aticulates these disjuntions in a way that everyone can understand.

Thanks for a wonderful show Judy. You're my hero!

Kimberly   March 16th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Hello Judge Judy,

Would you consider hosting the Larry King show in his absence, e.g., while he's on vacation?

Angela   March 16th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

My response to judge Judy about gay marriage. Gay marriage will never be marriage in the eyes of God. They will still be living a life of sin as if they were straight people dating and sinning when they have sex. Its the sex that is sin. You can't make wrong right whether you are gay or straight.If its not about the sex then people who call themselves gay should just be buddies living sepately. When you are lost with a sinful nature as we all have when we are not born again.The devil makes you think sin is ok. SIN'S NOT OK WITH GOD NO KIND OF SIN!! WE MUST REPENT OF SIN!!!!

Phillip Paul   March 16th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Larry...AIG; what kind of Contractual Bonus Plan pays for POOR performance. My guess would be: A no matter what bonus plan. And to top it off we have a "who Cares" Congress who give our money away with "NO Strings Attached". This was a nation by the people and for the people and now its a nation by certain people and for certain people. Makes you want to SCREAM HELP but to WHO?

Jim Prokop   March 16th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Judge Judy,

You as well as others keep talking about the huge hospital bill to be paid. Correct me if I am wrong but Kaiser is an HMO which limits the use if it's hospitals to members only. I just don't know how you just "check" into a Kaiser hospital without being a member and worse yet without insurance. I,also, agree the woman is a nut case and the babies need to be protected but someone has to get the straight story on this hospital/insurance issue.

Jim Prokop

Gianni   March 16th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

with all the billions trow away for a stupid war , we can take care of 8 innocents kids , i agree she should be more responsible

Bill   March 16th, 2009 10:20 pm ET


frankie   March 16th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

J Judy is very wealthy, lives on prime property in Calif., owns a yacht & cruised on Mediterranean w/Baba Walters !...

Renee'   March 16th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

While I have enjoyed watching Judge Judy on her tv program from time to time, I disagree with her on the gay marriage issue. This is a moral issue that has become engulfed in politics. We are not an atheistic nation and God's law will ultimately prevail!

Mary Lou Kendrick   March 16th, 2009 10:24 pm ET


My husband and I watched your show tonight. You always have a very good show. Tonight, my husband commented on your suspenders, he really likes them. By the way, he wears suspenders every day.

Well do you want me to tell Larry to give them to you when he is thru with them..he said "yes" , so how about it, when you don't need them any more, please send them to my husband. He will really appreciate it.


Mary Lou Kendrick

Robert Johnson   March 16th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

An 84 year old just witnessed the best show ever of Larry king Live. What a pleasure to hear Judge Judy clarify what needs to be done in respect to AIG and the woman with fourteen children. Keep having her–more often.

jack   March 16th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

Good idea to let this cretin host show whwn Larry is absent, just let us know what nights NOT to watch.

drew   March 16th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

i think phillip brings up a great point, a lot of people seem to feel this way. who do i scream to? perhaps the answer is we need to stop screaming foul and complaining about how others do the job, and start working on solutions. theres a million things that are wrong these days, and we all seem to stare at the tv, screaming at it even sometimes, hoping everything is magically going to fix itself. get out, find something thats wrong, however small, and fix it. we've become to wasteful and greedy, time to get back to basics, remember who what and why we work every day of our lives. ohh and above all, people need to stop thinking about themselves so much, in fact stop worrying, stop letting yourself be distracted from the goals, and start moving forward, one step at a time. tho we must be careful to also look back, and ensure it does not happen again, for the greed of a few should never surpass the needs of the many!!

katie   March 16th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

I love judge judy, she is refreshing in her honest. On the Octo mom she really missed the obvious. It is the Doctor who should be responsible, not the sperm donor. If it were not for his actions this situation woulde have never occurred and speaking about reckless. He surely was reckless in his behavior and should have to answer to a higher standard than Octo mom. I agree with the repayment to the taxpayers of the medical cost but please put the blame where it belongs right at the doctors feet.

Edd Mason   March 16th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

Judge Judy is one awesome lady who shows real class in how she speaks and her beliefs in this world and how she deals with the changing times and has a fantastic personality.
I watch her show on TV every morning and never miss an episode.
Keep up the fantastic work Judge Judy
Edd in Alberta Canada

Richard   March 16th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Larry every now and then you have a good show...I click on most every nite to see what you are going to have on....90% of the time I do not stay on channel at CNN...because like the Col..says on MASH...the most of you people are full of BUFFALO is too bad you are making money doin' what you are doin' and all the little people are out here losing jobs and goin' homeless...but...I know you do care about the unemployment and it I did enjoy Judge Judy....have never watched her show and never will...I am not in to a lot of that kind of TV....but I did enjoy listening to her....she is a smart down to earth and very beautiful person...I wish her all the best!!!

William   March 16th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Regarding the mom with all the kids, it is sad that the kids will suffer unless she puts most of them up for adaption. Something that keeps coming up is the fact that the government is paying for this and there an great outrage.
Not many are taking to task the fact that thousands of babies are born, at taxpayers expense, in this country from moms who are “visiting” from Mexico or illegal immigrants.

NTUPC   March 16th, 2009 11:59 pm ET

I am sick of Dick Cheney talking about President Obama. What did he and George W. Bush do in the White House. Got there financial pockets full with the oil companies before they left office. He and George W. Bush let this ecomony get out of contorl and go into an resession and did nothing about it. Now he wants to open his mouth about Obama. Ask him why he and Bush did nothing about the many people that were loosing there jobs. Who cares about what Cheney has to say when you are loosing your home and unemployed. Going to war with Iraq will cost the American people and their children more money than Obama and his plan will cost. We are already in debt to China for financing the war, remember this was before the Obama

NTUPC   March 17th, 2009 12:04 am ET

Who cares what Dick Cheney has to say. Where were he and George W. Bush when this ecomony was spinning out of control. They were to busy allowing the oil companies to get rich, I guess they are now set for life along with there families. Tell Cheney to get a life. Why don't he talk about how he and George W. Bush allowed this ecomony to get out of control. The Iraq ware will cost the American families more money than the new administration. Tell Dick Cheney to be quite, when he needed to speak out he did not. When we needed him to speak up about the lost of jobs and homes he did not; therefore we don't need him now. I suggest he go home and do what he did when jobs and homes were lost, (he did nothing).

Jstokes   March 17th, 2009 12:08 am ET

I agree with Judge Judy. I've worked very hard and have been a single mom for a long time. I've made huge sacrafices to provide a better future for my daughters. Now that I've gotten to a higher level, Obama wants to tax me higher. Why are the hard working being punished for their successes. You also need to stop referring to AIG as wallstreet. A handful of firms on wallstreet are tarnishing an industry.

W. Brown   March 17th, 2009 12:19 am ET

How dare Judge Judy equate her huge earnings with sweat and hard work. She is paid an obscene amount of money based on how much she rakes in for other obscenely rich TV mogels. I'm sure she puts in a regular days work but for her to even suggest that she has put in enough sweat and hard work to account for those riches is an insult to real hardworking people. Judge Judy, you ARE getting the "respect" you deserve, and it isn't a lot. Now pay up.

Natalie Robinson   March 17th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Judge Judy, You are by far one of the wisest and most sensible person "and extremely quick witted" in every topic imaginable!!
So what about really helping americans and running in 2013 for President! Imagine how successful she and this country would be!!!

Natalie Robinson
Lake Charles,Louisiana

Lindsey   March 17th, 2009 12:26 am ET

The" already rich" who invested with Madoff, were simply stoking their
greed for more.

rachel   March 17th, 2009 12:30 am ET

The statement, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again” is no different from, “All black people are lazy.” They are both stereotypes. Oprah’s statement, among other things, disregards the unique character traits of the individuals involved, the history of the subject relationships, and the specifics of one-off incidents, some of which may even mitigate the crime.

rachel   March 17th, 2009 12:31 am ET

We get our statistics from the reported incidents, most of which we can reasonably believe escalated out of control. What about the countless one-off incidents that are never reported and resolved at home or with effective intervention? I believe Oprah’s statement refers to “crazy men who oppress women and beat them severely and repeatedly.” That’s at the extreme end of the spectrum. What about the husband who slaps his wife after she punches him, should she destroy her family of, say four?

NOAH   March 17th, 2009 12:33 am ET

I caught the midnight re-run, thanks for the shoutout. By the way I loved you in John Q.

rachel   March 17th, 2009 12:34 am ET

I don’t believe remarks about any group of people should be generalized, certainly not comments about domestic violence incidents, the details of which vary from crazy men who oppress women and beat them severely and repeatedly to women who behave recklessly and are slapped once by their men. Stereotypes (generalizations) are never acceptable. In any event, none of us should play the part of a marriage counselor. We should direct our friends with marital or relationship problems to people who are trained, qualified, and objective. For these reasons, I absolutely disagree with Oprah’s generalization that a repeat offence is all but certain in every case.

rachel   March 17th, 2009 12:35 am ET

Hi Judge Judy! Do you agree with the following: The statement, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again” is no different from, “All black people are lazy.” They are both stereotypes. Oprah’s statement, among other things, disregards the unique character traits of the individuals involved, the history of the subject relationships, and the specifics of one-off incidents, some of which may even mitigate the crime.

jason levine   March 17th, 2009 12:37 am ET

How much power does a president actually have? Is the office still limited?

Renae   March 17th, 2009 12:39 am ET

RE: AIG Bonuses

Were the CEO's of these bailouts not contractually obligated to run these companies responsibly? If so, did they not breach THEIR contracts?

Thank you!

chris   March 17th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Judge, what are ur thoughts on immigration meaning if we cannot protect our borders from illegal aliens what makes people think we can keep the terroists out of the country. there is no magic curtain

Michaela   March 17th, 2009 12:40 am ET

I adore Judge Judy and enjoy her witty humor! How many more season's is Judge Judy going to film? Is there going to be retirement soon for her?

Ed   March 17th, 2009 12:40 am ET

I have such great respect for this woman. If, after eight years (I hope Obama lasts two terms) we elect another president, I still want to see Judy Sheindlin and Marilyn Milian run as President/Vice President on the No Bullsh*t Platform and let Congress know that there's new sheriffs in town and both of them will really shake things up.

Susan Hannah   March 17th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Topic: Legalizing Pot
Get a clue. SO many people smoke pot in this country now. The law is not stopping anyone. "Dumbing down America" too late, we already are.
Government, talk about dumb, is wasting tons of money trying to enforce an unenforceable law, money that could be put to good use. Prohibition did not work for alcohol, it's not working for pot.

frank hess   March 17th, 2009 12:45 am ET

dear judge judy: given an opportunity, would you accept a position in our federal government working alongside our new attorney general? thanks,

Chris   March 17th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Judge Judy, first of all I want to say that you are a remarkable woman. Your honesty is refreshing. I was wondering at what age do you think is reasonable for a child to be able to determine which parent they should get to live with when the parents are getting divorced and both parents want custody of the child. Is 11 or 12 old enough to make that decision? I know it is never good to have to get the child involved at all, but unfortunately the parents can not agree and they want the child to make the choice so she will be happy. Is that wise and will there be any long term effects on the child? Thank you in advance.

HLG   March 17th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Should we bailout Donald Trump again?

MIchael   March 17th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I wanted to know what your thoughts were on Prop 8

John Hobbs   March 17th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Please tell me who should be alive and who shouldn't be? Because it disturbs me that someone should be alive for money or for love!

Michaela   March 17th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Do you think that we should help support the Mom of 14? Should we give her assistance even when someone with less has to work hard for a family of 3?

Kate Reiss   March 17th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Mr. King,

I was concerned to hear that Judge Judy recommended anger management classes for the abusive boyfriend of Reanna. Many Judges make the mistake of ordering anger management when abusive partners should be referred for domestic violence intervention or programs for batterers. People who abuse their partners are very apt at controlling their rage against their boss or the police or whomever else and CHOOSE to batter their partners. This is a very important distinction.

Thank you for your time

Ortelio Fuentes   March 17th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Question fro Judge Judy:
What does she think of people who have been convicted and has serve there time and can't find a job because of a felony conviction haunting them. How would she find a solution for this life sentence.

Francisco   March 17th, 2009 12:50 am ET

I believe transparency is necesary on behalf of tax collectors before they demand transparency from people who are seeking protection from a potentially abusive tax authority that will be increasing their efforts to increase taxes for a governments fooling spending. Why should the american public pay the bill of the speculative investment banker. I trade on my own behalf. If I lose money trading being agressively speculative then it is my loss and mine alone. Who bails me out for being speculative.

Bianca   March 17th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Judge Judy in two years time, do you think the american people will forgive Chris Brown?... Will he still have a career after this whole incident???

Ashlee Vivo   March 17th, 2009 12:50 am ET

I love judge Judy i think she's great and is such a romodel im 18 and i love listening to her opinions because shes alwaysmakes valad points

Mike   March 17th, 2009 12:51 am ET

It's completely irresponsible of AIG and now of our gov't for supporting AIG, to allow management to pay bonuses. They should be fired immediately. My Board would fire me if I did this. I work 80 hour weeks trying to build a small business employing about 200 people and we struggle to figure out how to pay bonuses of hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars – and this is to engineers, sales people, office staff and operators that are incredibly hard-working and dedicated – making huge personal sacrifices trying to grow our CleanTech company – saving economy and planet at same time. It's a slap in the face to our team that these CRIMINALS get away with stealing our hard-earned tax dollars. A thief with a gun in an alley is more honorable as at least the thief is not trying to pretend what he is doing is ethical.

Eugene Vasin   March 17th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Amazing phenomenal woman and judge! In my former country – Russia, they tried to make similar show – – it is ridiculous! – honorable Judge Judy – you are very best! Thank you for your wisdom, humor, language, manners, professionalism and lot more.

Faith Lopez   March 17th, 2009 12:52 am ET

Hello Judge Judy,
I am not sure about laws around invitro however, do you think we will change laws and criteria to more closely resemble the laws around adoption so this Octomom debacle is not repeted?

Nidisa   March 17th, 2009 12:52 am ET

If the woman is iresponsible or has some income coming in, she should be left alone or helped. Those are the two alternatives. Thousands if irresponsible parents do things every day that cause great damage to their children and are left alone. Which ones? They put guns in their hands, they show them how to curse and drink, to be racist, etc that is part of their liberty and choices. Let her alone. She made a choice to hacve many children, that is her problem.

Susan Abbott   March 17th, 2009 12:53 am ET

re: Maoff
OK. I dont want anyone to starve or be homeless but I have great difficulty feeling sorry for millionaires losing millions. The scale at which they exist is not reflective of real people. I live on $1293 per month. Let the Madoff victims live on that! They signed up with him and took their chances. Sorry.

ed,vancouver canada   March 17th, 2009 12:53 am ET

way to go judge judy
finally someone to set the record straight!
yahoo i love it.
she should pay every cent back that she gets for free.

what a sick story .
suleman whatever planet she is from,did not read the manual for earth

Judy Lund-Bell   March 17th, 2009 12:54 am ET

Aren't the large shareholders of various corporations angry about the extremely large bonuses being paid to the executives? I assume that the board members are incestuous, but the shareholders should require some accountability. Whatever happed to shareholder derivative suits?

Ben Tarr   March 17th, 2009 12:54 am ET

Just wondering what Judy thinks of the responsibility the doctor in the octomom case has in this issue?

Anita   March 17th, 2009 12:55 am ET

What does Judge Judy say regarding the doctor to did the implants?

Susan Abbott   March 17th, 2009 12:55 am ET

And, while I am at it:

re: Aig

Take back the money we loaned them and let them take care of themselves. They evidently have extremely poor financial wisdom if they give it away as bonuses when they are SINKING! Let 'em fail.

Francisco   March 17th, 2009 12:56 am ET

If I am a successful trader why should I bail out the the unsuccessful ones with my profits. Let the foolish banks fail so the people can finally come to reality and do business with the survivors. Free market place is more true than politics.

DavidJ   March 17th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Re: Octomom
The unethical specialist who agreed to implant the ova into Octomom should be required to bear a large part of the childcare expenses.

Brandy   March 17th, 2009 12:58 am ET

First off i have to say i "LOVE" judge Judy..And i wanna say this about the mother with 14 children She has to be out of her mind for one she lost her home plus her husband then her mom and dad lost there home then she decides to have more children...Look i have four children and i am married and it takes every last thing my husband and i have to bring our children up we dont get help from the state because we brought them in this world and it is are responsibility to make sure they have what they need..And we work extremely hard to make ends meat and some time we fall behind..Lord i couldn't imagine having 14 children and not have a job my lord what are people thinking nowaday's they have to stop thinking about themself and start thinking about how there decesions is going to effect there lifes plus other's....

rossiar   March 17th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Marriage is something that should remain sacred between a man and a women.

sheree lickfold-janke   March 17th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Hey Larry,

Judge Judy should truly be held up for the high integrity that she has.....such a great role model to us all....teaching individual responsibility....owning one's own life and all the consequences of our decisions. Kudos to her for her clear insight.
I totally agree that the octomom should have to 'reimburse' the state for all the medical care given to her children, if she receives a ton of money from some sort of 'lottery' or windfall for her 'story'.

We love you up here Larry--in the cold north of Canada!

sheree janke

MIchael   March 17th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Thank you for great view and support on Prop 8 Judge Judy!

Reem   March 17th, 2009 1:00 am ET

You have to be kidding…no one should support this crazy nadia, she
Make the chose alone when she knows she doesn’t have job or money. I am very disturb the fact tax payer money Goss to support her.
The donor Don’t have to pay penny as well, he was not planed to support 14 kids.any way she is making money from all public Appearance she should use that money....

DASH   March 17th, 2009 1:03 am ET



Sean   March 17th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Judge Judy is a very intelligent woman. It is refreshing to hear her point of view. "The old guard has to die" is something that all Americans should take to heart. I always imagined Judge Judy was just another product of mindless daytime television, but I have been proven very, very wrong.

Joanne Gordon   March 17th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Judge Judy made a very good point when she brought up how something is worded when put to the voter. That is key. In Canada we have The Clarity Act, which addresses that issue. Wording must be very clear and simple - as opposed to being twisted hence leading a voter into voting yes when he/she actually means no. Judge Judy hit the nail on the head!

ed,vancouver canada   March 17th, 2009 1:05 am ET

Greenberg should be incarcerated

Brandy   March 17th, 2009 1:06 am ET

And i think who ever has custody should have to work to im so tired of woman who sit at home and want everyone else to pay for there kids my husband pays child support and his ex wont work for nothing to help out on bring his daughter up...I think there needs to be a law for parents who has custody they should have to work to to help support there children too...

DASH   March 17th, 2009 1:07 am ET



ed,vancouver canada   March 17th, 2009 1:08 am ET

let them go bankrupt.
they will anyway.
did they insure their own stock against losses?

Laura J   March 17th, 2009 1:09 am ET

About Gay Marriages/
By all the sudies gay couples stay together on average about half as long as others and cheat in their relationships about 2 times more than straight couples /so no I don't think that they should be alowed to be married -our world is in enough of a mess.
Laura J

podesto   March 17th, 2009 1:09 am ET

I have so much respect for Judge Judy. Im totally impressed with tonights interview. Thanks

Lisa O'Donnell   March 17th, 2009 1:09 am ET

Obviously Octomom isn't balanced but clearly living in a world where the media like to platform the inappropriate and ultimately pay a lot of money to to profile the extraordinary and shocking in their reaity TV shows, you can see why Octomom might have thought in America having 8 kids was an opportunity to make a lot of cash beyond her welfare checks. This is a country that allows Judges to open their courtrooms and allow their judicial system to become entertainment. Anything goes!

star-Ca   March 17th, 2009 1:11 am ET

I agree about the grumpy old men in there old ways. too.

steve monroe   March 17th, 2009 1:12 am ET

Judge Judy did a fine job tonight other than her response on the legalization of marijuana. You can tell she is of the older generation. Hopefully the older generation doesn't have to die before they realize the disfunctional way we have approached the use of if. Young kid gets caught 3 times for possession and gets life in prison. Come on wake up and regulate it. We are so stupid.

Brandy   March 17th, 2009 1:15 am ET

Yeah i know we cant afford to pay are home notes let alone buy new cars i mean come on..They wanna make new cars who has the money for the payments for them??? There was a commercial on the radio saying if you buy a new car and lose your job you can bring the car back and it wont hurt your credit.."WHAT" who the heck wants to buy a new car then if you lose your job just hand it back over?? Come on how about we just dont buy a new car and just get a used one and not have to worry about more payments plus it would be payed off...

JBrown   March 17th, 2009 1:32 am ET

I do not see the comparison that Judge Judy drew between blacks and whites being able to marry each other and gays being able to marry each other. The lattter is a life style issue not a race issue. Gays marrying each other has nothing to do with race. I also sensed a little bias in her comments as she suggested that blacks were being afforded a privelege in a white a spouse.


Linda Johnson   March 17th, 2009 1:33 am ET

I admire Judge Judy for her wit and good sense so I was disappointed to hear her refer to the Octomom as a "looney tune." If this woman is mentally ill, she is probably in the middle of a nightmare. Judge Judy must know that this condition is no laughing matter.

Mr. King, you surely know that the mentally ill are given little understanding or compassion in our country. Do you want your show used to cause these people even more pain?

Mentally ill people often suffer for many years without relief or understanding even from physicians. Please use your influence to educate Americans about this disorder. Thank you.

Tim Porter   March 17th, 2009 1:34 am ET

Why can't Judge Judy and so many others recognize the difference between a civil matter and a moral issue? I am all in favor of civil rights but the law itself recognizes that morality is different then civil rights. Why do we have mens and womens public restrooms? Because of the difference in gender and sexually privacy. When the law imposes it's jurisdiction upon moral issues, it crosses a line. Our rights are guaranteed by the constitution as long as they don't trample on the rights of others. The day the state legalizes homosexual marriage, I would demand my right to sexual privacy from homosexuals. Thus municipalities must now provide four public restrooms in all public facilities, one for each sexual persuasion. The issue of morals and spirituality are issues governed by a higher authority then man. However, these developments are not surprising, since man now thinks he is God as society has dismissed his existence.

Marilyn   March 17th, 2009 1:42 am ET

I like your show but you have WAY TOO MANY COMMERCIALS, WAY TOO OFTEN!!! It seems like there is a commercial every 3 minutes. Unbelievable. It's hard to enjoy the program when it gets constantly interrupted with ads.

Cathy Bradley   March 17th, 2009 2:09 am ET

Hi Judge Judy,

I adore you and I agree with you all the way. My kids call me Judge Judy, and when they try to get away with something, I tell them, "You think you can get away with that? Let me tell you that on your best day you are not as smart as I am on my worst day! I'm ten steps ahead of you–and No, you can't do that!"

On the lighter side, are you personal friends with Byrd? What is he like? You two are a great team.


Alba   March 17th, 2009 2:22 am ET

Judge Judy is a smart lady and I respect her judgment, except when she rewrites God's Law. God created Adam and Eve and told them to go and multiply - I don't believe we will ever see Adam and Steve accomplish that. An individual's life style is strictly between him and God, but the State blessing a union condemned by God is another story! Most importantly, we should always be mindful of Pres. Ronald Reagan's admonition when he warned us that, "If we ever forget we are a Narion Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

lauri   March 17th, 2009 2:32 am ET

Question for Judge Judy: Can a couple live together while obtaining a divorce? If so which States allow it?

Ed - Sidney, OH   March 17th, 2009 3:23 am ET


Christina Curtis   March 17th, 2009 3:45 am ET

Will the Judge ever consider running for President?

Lupe Taylor   March 17th, 2009 3:46 am ET

Earlier this afternoon, I watched one of your cases where two young women were involved in an altercation after a funeral where a young man was killed in a drive-by shooting. The defendant had started the fight and held much resentment toward the plantiff. Do you have the capability to send someone in this situation to anger management classes. I think this would have been very helpful to the young lady.

Jim in Oregon   March 17th, 2009 3:47 am ET

It is absolutely absurd for Judge Judy to admit she has never turned on a computer. She is supposed to be qualified to give advice to today's American's?? That is like admitting she has never turned on a t.v. Since she makes her living there .LOL

Christina Curtis   March 17th, 2009 3:47 am ET

Judge Judy for President!!!!!

faye   March 17th, 2009 4:04 am ET

i would like to know who will bail out a single mom that works 2 jobs
almost 80hrs a week?

Kathy   March 17th, 2009 4:07 am ET

Thank you for the very insightful words of wisdom from Judge Judy! I just wish she could be less judgmental when it comes to people she calls "lunatic", but I understand why she does use that language, after all if a judge doesn't sound judgmental then who can?!

Please convey my best wishes to Vice President's mother as well. Please provide an email address where people can send their well wishes to him and his mom.

God bless your country, your statesmen, and all the very smart people who are out there trying to clean up the messes made by "lunatic" crazies like ordinary Janes and Kates on the internet!

darren young   March 17th, 2009 4:13 am ET

two thumbs up for j.judy on gay marriage,and why should people who work hard and make well for themselves should pay taxes that they can afford , but live beyond their means.... Larry and judy should have a weekly talk show with whoopi Goldberg !!!!

Tim A- Kettering, OH   March 17th, 2009 4:16 am ET

America has been sitting on their hands, not sure how to call out the people involved in the recent events. Judge Judy always knows what she's talking about, gets straight to the point, has an intelligent, supported argument and tells it like it is. Her opinions are non bias and make a good representation on how America as a whole feels towards the citizens that degrade our country with their selfish stupidity.

Sheila Levins   March 17th, 2009 4:18 am ET

Let AIG fall!
I seem to recall one of the fundamentals of running a business from my college classes was that companies only issued bonuses based on profits. There are no profits!
Where was the bailout for all of the taxpayers who have already lost their homes and cars to these greedy banks?
All of this bail out money would have been better spent by dividing it among the American citizens enabling them to make their loan payments. This way the banks would have still got their money but people would still have their homes as well.
I am one of the unemployed Americans that is having my car repoed as soon as they send a tow truck.
Sheila Levins

John Dash   March 17th, 2009 4:18 am ET

After hearing her view on gay marriage my Christian family will not watch her show again. We are not trying to. Hurt her and are sure she will be on the rest out her contract. She has offened us. We work hard every day a do not want to support her.

Richard Luger   March 17th, 2009 6:02 am ET

Hi Larry, Judy et al. I know the show is over by now, but please address this issue. Judge Judy, and Larry were discussing the Nadia Suleyman(sp??) issue on tonights episode. I have yet to hear any new outlet, or government agency talk about going after the obstetrician who imregnated her. Implanting 8 embryos is malpractice Plain and simple. This man, and his clinic should be carrying enough insurance and have enough assets behind them to cover much of the cost of treatment for the children. Why have we heard nothing of the California Attorney General going after this irresponsible physician and his group financially? Thanx,
Richard K. Luger MD

Elah Monique   March 17th, 2009 6:10 am ET

JJ gave a neutral answer about Rihanna and Chris Brown case. But I have to disagree in the part where she was questioning about, what was Rihanna doing to provoke his reaction. Even if Rihanna hits first or did this or that, she did not deserve what he has done to her. There are ways to argue without hurting anybody. I have being in an abussive relationship in the past. I experienced assaults, I used to hide in closets etc. I can tell you that when a man hits you once he will hit again, AND harder. This is not just an agression as JJ said. This is a toxic relation abuse. Even if they are not married there is a sentimental bond that keep them together. It is a vicious cycle and alcohol and other sustances can make the situation worst.
It is also frustrating to see how nowadays the TV shows are distorting the image of women. All what we see on TV is Loud, catty, bad girls. Those girls are not real, some of them are, but most of us are not like them. Apparently, normal girls are too boring for TV. This misconception make people thinks that most woman might provoke a man anger. The reality is that TV shows are dehumanized. and whatever TV says, women are still in poverty and 95% of domestic abuse victims are still women.

Professor Asoka Ekanayaka   March 17th, 2009 7:20 am ET

Is it proper for judge Judy to blatently publicise her personal prejudices and strong preferences and aversions on various issues on TV ? With what confidence that they would receive an impartial detached and objective hearing could potential litigants come before her ? One is reminded of the famous exchange between FE Smith the 1st Earl of Birkenhead and an English presiding judge where Smith made the celebrated retort " and has your honour ever heard of a saying by Bacon – the great Bacon – that a much talking judge is like an ill tuned cymbal ?"

Anita   March 17th, 2009 9:48 am ET

This comment is for the doctor who wondered why we haven't heart anything about a government agency going after the doctor who impegnated the "Octomom". He said the guy would have enough liability insurance to pay the hospital bill. My answer to him is it is probably AIG who insured him.........

Mike-Annandale   March 17th, 2009 11:53 am ET

This is a post for the gay hating people out there about gay marriage. Think back several years ago when black and white people could not married. Also think back when you women on here bashing Judge Judy for her views COULD NOT BY LAW EVEN VOTE. Or when Black people could not vote. Does not the Bible also make reference to stoning adulterers? How many of you gay haters are adulterers, 50% 60% 70%.. Who knows? Do the gay people want you put to death? The answer is emphatically NO. Factually children are raped and molested by heterosexual people not gay people. They are raped and molested by their straight parents, not their gay parents. God made us all, black, white, gay, straight, Japanese, American and Egyptian. The point is God made his world diversified. We all deserve the same rights.

Pamela Johnson   November 10th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

How do you feel about the supreme court ruling allowing corporations and other groups to air political ads on television without having to name who paid for them?

Julie Taylor   November 10th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

The Red Cross continues to deny gays, lesbians and prostitutes from giving blood during blood drives because of concerns for HIV infection. Is this not a form of discrimination? Thanks

Steven Deness   November 10th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

My question to Judge Judy,

How do you feel about a Judges in lower court who knowingly disregards individual’s rights, in addition to disregarding Supreme Court rulings specifically in relation to a judgment made by this judge as being a court error? Also during which while presiding over the same case ignore facts contrary to what’s been argued buy their council from answers to question directly from this judge which contradicted the entire matter before the court, latter to utter words to an individual affected by the Judge’s blatant disregard for the law amplified by say that only a little bit of due process was denied them?

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