March 21, 2009

Saturday's LKL: Judge Judy!

Posted: 10:40 AM ET

Judge Judy tells it like it is!  She's outspoken!  She's funny!  judge judyAnd, 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!

It's tonight on a Saturday edition of "Larry King Live," at 9 p.m., ET.

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Fran, NYC   March 21st, 2009 1:45 pm ET

Judge Judy rules! She has more common sense in her little pinky finger than all of Wall St., the banks and Washington put together. We need more people like the no nonsense Judge Judy.

Adamantine Fox   March 21st, 2009 9:01 pm ET

I agree with Fran, Judge Judy does have quite a bit of common sense and we DO need more people like her in Government.

Adamantine Fox   March 21st, 2009 9:04 pm ET

I don't think the president has been in office long enough to make an accurate opinion on how well, or unwell he is doing.

Herbert Keltsch   March 21st, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Dear Larry;
Judge Judy says most people are good...and I agree. But until those whose are trying to scam people out of their money on the internet, those who are still committing mortgage fraud and other ways to part people from their money...stop, then we'll make as a nation. Until everyone gets on the same sheet of music...our nation willo always be out of tune.

Terry Atkins   March 21st, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I think Judge Judy is exactly right when she says the "poor" can't give any more....but I would say that it is also true of the middle class also...folks that have been fiscally consevative and have had the rug pulled out from under their finacial feet... ie 50% reduction in 401k's and home values...feel as if they have to start from zero again... this is true of every age group who has been investing an saving responsibly.

mark b   March 21st, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I wonder how JJ would interpret the fact that the very air the wealthy breathe cost more. Their homes cost more to operate, lawn care is exponentially more expensive, vehicles are inordinately more expensive to operate, meals, power, water, are all more wasteful and consumptive than the average citizen. They should in fact be taxed at a substantially higher level than a poverty level citizen.

Today I met with a customer of ours who was driving a brand new corvette, not a high dollar car by celebrity standards, and he remarked that a set of tires for that car cost 1800.00. That is 1200.00 more in resources consumed for a single set of tires on a vehicle only dirven on a weekend.


Terry Atkins   March 21st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Hi Larry and Judge Judy,

I fear that the people who cannot give any more now includes most of the middle class who have seen their savings and home values dissapear alomg with their dreams!

ron   March 21st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

would like to ask judge judy what she thinks about same sex marriage i am for it cause they should be treated like everyone else and i feel that the elected offcals put there priorty before rights cuase if they are for it they wont get voted in and yet 16 countrys inclueding our neighbour to the north has it

marcia   March 21st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

If Judge Judy had the AIG thugs in her court, how would she sentence them?

Drew   March 21st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

It can be explained that, "52% of young people believe Rianna is responsible," by the rumor she gave Chris Brown a STD.

Sylvia   March 21st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Hi Larry and Judy,
What it is your opinion in the Caysey Anthony case?


Andrew Pinto   March 21st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

If AIG was allowed to go under would anyone have gotten a bonus?

Also re: Christmas Clubs, mine was turned into a regular Passbook Savings account about ten years ago.

Irm Wood   March 21st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I don't mean to be disrespectful to Judge Judy but I always wonder why she talks to many of the people in her court in a disrespectful manner. Why does she choose to be condisending? I have always been taught to speak to everyone with respect. Would she please explain her manner in which she chooses to address the people in the court.

Shawn Lewis   March 21st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Why does it take a situation like Chris Brown's that everyone one talks about it. These things happen every day and now you want to talk about it. Also if i am not mistaken she instigated the whole situation, i don't agree with his actions but why is every body putting blame on him?

Cynthia   March 21st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Hello Judge Judy!

You seem to be a very confident, successful, beautiful did you become so comfortable in your skin? Give the young ones some tips!

All the best to you!

Mary Teresa Clayton   March 21st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

My daughter is about to graduate from prestigious university with a double major in business and accounting. She would like to go toward a Masters and would also like to apply to the FBI. However she did something at the age of 18 that has marred her good name. She stole a credit card and used it, got caught and it isn't on her record but she is on probation. No other problems have come up since then. WIll this keep her from having good paying jobs if she is up front and honest about this slip in good judgement? How should she proceed. She is 22 in her class and very focused on a career.

Patricia Glaze'   March 21st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I just wanted Judge Judy to know that my husband and i watch her every day. She's a straight shooter and knows the law. Bert (her side kick) has her back at all times. He's also a cutie. (smile)
If ever i had the need to go to court for any reason i know now to have all of my evidence with me. Some of the other talk shows let the defendant/plaintiff talk back, wear anything and are rude and it's okay. With Judge way.
Way to go Judge Judy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely and with Respect

Greg   March 21st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Judge Judy –
I am so angry at AIG and I want those who are receiving these hugh bonuses to be identified and villified. Am I wrong to feel that way?

Troy Burroughs   March 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Judge Judy,

I have a hutch in my bedroom and when you open the doors your picture is right in front with the rest of my family. When the girls see it they cringe and ask why do you have a picture of Judge Judy and I always reply She will keep you honest! Thank you for the years of knowledge.

rowdy   March 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Your deputy is did you decide to use him–and how did you meet him?

Henrik Blunck - Denmark   March 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Hi Larry & Judy

Greetings from Denmark (2:30am here) 🙂

I want to thank you for letting Judge Judy speak her mind. In our country the uncomfortable thing is when police have taken a report against a husband who beats his wife, then they are obligated to leave violence cases alone if the woman takes back her report.

What a strange country when thugs can force their wives to keep silent and thus keep doing this time and time again. In such a way they avoid getting a rap sheet.

I am ashamed as a man that such behavior is tolerated in our society. At that level there is no equality between the sexes. What are your thoughts, Judy?

Keep up the good work. 🙂

Kathy Hauss   March 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

There needs to be some input on Credit Unions!!! We offer Christmas clubs, and other basic financial products, those on this show havent heard about them in years because they do not contribute to them as consumers. tHey are above them and do not seek them out!!

Credit Unions such as the one i work for offer many alternatives to the banking world and do not look to gough the consumer!!! no mention of us is astounding!!!

mohamed   March 21st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

i am worried about police officers in the city i live(FARGO). they do not investigate the false accussations made against you by a member of compatriot community living in America. if i have such a problem how i can seek legal system against police and the person making false accussation against me or you?

Katherine Donovan-Sherpa, MD   March 21st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

As a psychiatrist, I am horrified to hear "Judge Judy" imply that Rihanna is in ANY way to blame for what Chris Brown did to her.
WHERE is this woman coming from??? I can't tell you how many times I have seen women brutalized by husbands or boyfriends
for the most innocuous of statements. And how many MORE times the victim can't even state what "set him off" - because she honestly doesn't know. Judge Judy may not be surprised that 50% of the
young people in one survey blame Rihanna for what happened that night. Fine. I'm not surprised, either (unfortunately). But PLEASE,
Judy, have the good sense to set the record straight! You and I are both in positions where we can tell young people: "It is NEVER, EVER, EVER OK to raise a hand to another person, no matter HOW angry you feel about what they say!!!" PERIOD. No if's, and's, or but's.

GiGi Nightengale   March 21st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Are you aware that to be admitted to the studio audience for the filming of your show that one must be under 44 years old? Although I'm a big fan, I was disappointed that you are joining in sending out the message that youth and young looking people are so all-important.

Bev - Canada   March 21st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Agree Judge Judy that the internet has destroyed privacy. People put so much out there their identity can be stolen very easily.

Ron   March 21st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Judge Judy,

What do you think of the current case of Hillary "The Movie" and the US Supreme Court?

David   March 21st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I enjoy Judge Judy and appreciate her when she confronts people who are just being irresponsible. She getys away with saying what we would all like to say

rodney   March 21st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

i love hard ball judge judy

Betti Brooks   March 21st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Judge Judy I just want you to know how much i love you. You remind me of my grand mother and I see your program every day.

Judge Judy what do you think about women who provoke men to him them. By the way I am a woman. But I think that lots of women think that they can get away with provoking men to hurt them, so that they can get them in trouble. My question is the following. Why can the law be more hard on those kind of women who provoke men to wrath.

Ron Sale   March 21st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Love your show.

Can you ask Judge Judy when a person wins a judgement, how and when they get paid? I once went to small claims court and was awarded my judgement, but the person didn't have to pay it right away and two months later, I'm still waiting. How do I get my money now?

Take Care,

Dena Coleman   March 21st, 2009 9:47 pm ET


Ronnie - Manhattan, KS   March 21st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Judge Judy,

What do you think of the current case of Hillary "The Movie and the US Supreme Court?

chris   March 21st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

question for judge Judy,

what do you think about the Casey Anthony Cases?

william bond   March 21st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

judge judy do you think bringing back the draft will help with the crime we see in are young youths.

Debbie Gronlund   March 21st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

My Question for Judge Judy is do you think Scott Peterson will ever be executed

Tyrone   March 21st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Question for Judge Judy. I am a federal officer with the deapartment of homeland security. Last April, there was an alleged allegation of sexual harrasment brought up against me by a female passenger traveling thru Vancouver airport. The charges was later dropped by RCMP, but the department haven't restored me back on the line of duty. What should I do? Its been over a year now. RCMP stated that I didn't do any wrong.

nita   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Our government allowed the bonuses(Dodd amendment)... what about our government's responsibility in signing a bill they did not read?

Noella Maehl   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET


Judge Judy did enlighten your show tonight. I always enjoy her stamina. Thank you for having her on your show. Always enjoys your show Larry, you're the best.

Hedy   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Do you see relation between this economic crisis and illegal immigration (abuse of our healthcare system by illegal immigrants for ex.)? What would be your solution?

jackie hill   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

please ask judge judy if a judge after giving a court order as jugde mattingly in ky signed a order giving me 20 days to seek another lawyer but 6 days later signs the divorce decree putting the settlement agreement in law without giving me my day to be explained what i am being charged with.

thank you jackie hill

J Perry   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

When Judge Judy awards money to the people against deadbeat
dads and people with no money or job, how do the people she awards the judgement get their money.

Carl Cofran   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

regarding Gudge Judy's comment on privacy I would like to know her thoughts on Alex Rogdriguez of th NY Yankees and the public dispersal of his steriod test which was supposed to be private

mike   March 21st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Do you believe in the death penalty??

Junior   March 21st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I would like to ask Judge Judy, if you were president, what would be your main focus? Thanks in advance!

Janette   March 21st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

next show with Larry will be Jerry Springer!

rodney   March 21st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

before any company get gov. money, all ceo should be fire

Chris   March 21st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I don't understand Judge Judy's comment regarding whether she expects an increase in crime with the financial crisis. I fully expect one.
If there are more people in poverty wouldn't you expect more crime. All people have their breaking point as to when they commit and what level of crime they may or may not commit. In times of extreme need peoples' morals will break down. The capacity of crime exists at levels of want and need.

Judy   March 21st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I think the doctor who implanted the embryos should be required to pay child support. He was as irresponsible as any male who refuses to wear a condom.

Scott (Fully Disabled Veteran)   March 21st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I would like to know what Judge Judy and Mr. King think about the fact that Disabled Veterans who are service connected disabled. Do not qualify for Social Security since the rules of the SSA define disabled different than the VA. How is a injured veteran who is disabled all of a sudden not disabled? Both the President and Vice President have been US Senators also other members of the cabinet. This has been debated about in Congress for almost 30 years already. And they cant define disabled? How can we trust them to help us in this economy?

Janette   March 21st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

How about a new Government- Judy, Oprah, Brown and Springer!

GAlbert   March 21st, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Judge Judy,

I respect your opinions very much. However, I don't get that Obama sets a negative tone by asking well off Americans to pay their fair share. After all, there are people at the lower rung of the economic ladder who work just as hard as do the rich, and their financial coffers are nowhere near what the rich garner. What is a positive tone? When President Clinton was in office he asked the rich point blank to pay their fair share, and they simply replied that they were willing to do so. Does Obama need to get on hands and knees and beg the wealthy to do what they know in their hearts they should do?. I will say this, the very rich and the very poor have one thing in common. They both rest on the backs of the middle class. It is the middle class that deserves a break. When we become unemployed and can't pay our bills, nobody comes to our aid. So being rich should be reward enough - why do you need us to grovel at your feet, as well!

diane   March 21st, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Judge Judy.26 years ago I appeared before you in Bronx Family Court. It was a child support case. I never forgot you as you were the one and only Judge that ever really listened to my pleas for help. To this day I remember my ex-husbands face when you ordered him to get a job at any fast food place but he would have to help support his kids or go to jail.Because of you I got help. God bless you for what you did for families!

Bev - Canada   March 21st, 2009 9:53 pm ET

We all have an opinion of the Octo-Mom but there are babies involved. They are here. I do hope someone is watching out for them.

Mark Herman   March 21st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

i would like to ask Judge Judy,way she acts the way she does when she is on her tv show.i watch here show for long ttime till show starting acting the way she does..Like someone has licked the red off of her candy stick.I thinks if she is tired of her job why not give it up..

Rosalind Warren   March 21st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Larry, tonight you asked Judge Judy about any positive outcomes re. the Made Off situation. I predict that in a few years, some of his clients will say they’re grateful they lost money in 2009, not unlike cancer survivors who often say that they are grateful for having cancer because it made them look at their lives in new and different ways and that they have become stronger.

Made Off’s life’s purpose could be to reflect our greed and to illustrate how violent we are. We have to forgive Made Off, without delay and stop using him as a scapegoat.


laura   March 21st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Hi Cnn
I have a question for Judy.
What sentence would you give Joseif F the guy who locked his daughter up and fathered 7 children with her?
Laura from Ireland

Barbara Abramson   March 21st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I really enjoy your show and watch every day. I think you are the best and hope you are on for a long time. I would not appear in front of you unless I knew I was going to win. My question is are the court sessions held in New York or California and how do the people appearing before you get there. thank you for answering. Barbara

Bruce Beckler   March 21st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I wish Judge Judy would come to Vancouver Canada and set our justice system straight. Gangland slayings every second day and machine gun killings at a local mall parking lot. Officials are talking tough and saying they will institute a policy of 300 strikes and you are out. Someone needs to bring some sanity here!

Henry   March 21st, 2009 9:56 pm ET

The economic crisis and the bailout

Why nobody talks about the sellers, who actually made the billions of dollars in profit from the bank loans? What happened to that money? Did the sellers spend them to “stimulate the economy’?


Susan K.   March 21st, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Dear Judge Judy,

I adore you. I was wondering if u think it is OK to for me to try and save about $1,000.00 if I can to take my two boys 15 and 11 on a short beach vacation this year. I have been separated for two years and am pretty much living month to month, own my house and we have a wonderful loving relationship with each other and with their natural father. I think it is important to have fun together and we haven't been on vacation for 3 years. Time together enjoying life means the world to me and the kids are getting older! Am I foolish to think this way, should I hold off and "save" money instead? I value your opinion! Thanks, Sue.

diana bulgarelli   March 21st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I think social services should remove all children from octamom and place them in homes that are good for them. I think this should happen immediately. I also think octamom is a nut job, but I won't elaborate – I think her actions tell it all.


Bill, Kansas City   March 21st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Judge Judy, if you ran for President you would have my vote in a heartbeat. (Yes, I voted for O'Bama and happy to do so). Your excellent approach to how to THINK and exceptional common sense is such a breath of fresh air ! You have the smarts this country needs more of ! Keep it up Lady ! You're the best !

CR Meyer   March 21st, 2009 10:04 pm ET

when you said something about religious people are against homosexuals marrying each other – Please check, there are many people who believe themselves to be religious who are not against the practice, in fact we have a Presbyterian pastor who has performed homosexual marriages. Thank You

Sara   March 21st, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Hi Larry King & Judge Judy
I'm commenting on Rihanna & Chris Brown...I think that Rihanna shouldn't get back together with Chris Brown because it is very true that once a man or if I could add a boy puts there hands on a woman they'll do it again...I'm speaking from experience and I've witnessed my mother being abused by my father busting and cutting open her lips throwing her down the stairs. She was a strong woman and left him and had him arrested. She took care of three children by herself, and remarried. Now where I stand I was pregnant with my daughter and I left her father but he hunted me down and threw me down a hill when I was 3 months pregnant, I was able to be strong and get up and call the police to have him arrested and get a restraining order agaisnt him. I've been un lucky with being with a man because I was always getting beatin up until I found my husband and we've been happy and my daughter loves him...were a happy family now and I thank GOD for that. I just think that any woman that goes through violence should leave right away because if they tell you it's love it's not and you can find better...Sometimes it's best to forget how you feel & remember what you deserve...thank you

Greg Duval   March 21st, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Talk about a level headed approach to life! Wish you were in the White House too.

teri dimaulo   March 21st, 2009 10:12 pm ET

HI Larry and Judge Judy,

I really enjoyed your show this evening and I think Judge Judy is great.... She has a lot of common sense and I hope she continues with all she is doing.......
she is a role model to us women....
we want to be like her....

all the best and with the greatest of respects


Larry Franklin   March 21st, 2009 10:12 pm ET

The same people that was behind the financial down fall of America is the same one's getting tax payer bail out money for a bonus. They took advantage of the financial institutions and now the tax payer. Writers of the law didn't have forsight to understand, the love of money is the root of all evil. I cant believe their are people out their saying, these people earned this money. My question is, "what have they done for the tax payer to earn such large bonus".

Tonny García   March 21st, 2009 10:17 pm ET

I respecfuly disagree with Judge Judy, aldow she has a point in saying what she said regarding gay couples, is is not the law that is agains gay couples getting married but natural law, morality

natural law = even if love is felt between two men, that love cannot (in nature ways) be productive, it also breaks with natural role member of a union share.

morality = racism and religion did play a part in previous marrige arrangment, but this is not a matter of race (etnicity) or religion(believes and faithfull practice) that are being striven to protect and preserve, it is a point of view trying to be inforced and inscribed, and if you feel that's ok, well it might be, but if you let it think 5 years forth and the millions of views and practices individual would like to make legal, (like drugs, alt, life styles, cults, etc..) i would be like painting a future straight from the pages from "Transmetropolitan"

forget "causes"judge, and think "fruits" and think is it ok for your daugther to be a prostitute, or your son a bumb, those two are also alt life style present in this world and i beg your understanding (since i'm only trying to paint a very clear picture) thing that whe do have to figure out and understand in order to build our future world and for those thing to bear fruits that are good for all (and not a segment)

good night Mr King, and Judge Judy

JAN   March 21st, 2009 10:18 pm ET

great show with Judge Judy. loved her comments!

Mary Elliott - Dallas, Tex   March 21st, 2009 10:21 pm ET

Can you tell me who made that beautiful aqua blue suit Judge Judy wore Sat. March 21.

Thanks, Mary

Carlos Vazquez   March 21st, 2009 10:21 pm ET

Hi Judge Judy. i got a question to see if you advise me what todo.I bougt a truck and I put $2,500.00 down.I did all the expenses to pick up this truck at the auction.Dealer advice me if was anithing wrong with the truck they wii fix it.I found problem with the engine .They sen me to take to a shop.I been sitting for a month,now they dont want pay ,to get it fix.I request my down payment back ,And now they dont want to give me the down payment back.Can they allow to do keep the money. Thank you very much. Carlos Vazquez.

Wentford   March 21st, 2009 10:27 pm ET

Just to ask Judge Judy to explain what she meant when she referred to 'his race' when talking about President Obama. In the first instance President is just as black as he is white. Secondly there is only one race – the human race.

Gerassimor Fourlanos   March 21st, 2009 10:40 pm ET

As a non-American lawyer watching Judge Judy's trials on TV, I am a little surprised by her style. From a very early stage of a trial she conspicuous takes the side of one of the parties against the other, and she yells and pingpoints the finger at the party whom she does not favour.

It was thought that the American Justice system would never be like that... On the other hand, the entire edifice of American movies is based on the discinction between "the good" and "the bad", the idea of easy answers to complicated questions.

Jur Dr Gerassimos Fourlanos

matt   March 21st, 2009 10:49 pm ET

I have never cared much for Judge Judy, but I have to say I have more respect for her now. On her show she exudes an arrogance and attitude (usually bias) that I find very unprofessional. However, I agree with a lot of what she said on Larry King. The cave man, old school ways must die out for us to evolve, especially in politics. We have more important things to worry about than regulating how people love each other and express that. Just because you don't get it doesn't make it less real. I am also glad to hear her opinion of Obama. She seems more in touch than I expected.
I have to say, I would not even watch the show if it wasn't for DVR recording. Two minutes of programming for every five minutes of commrercial. Give me a brek.

wbush   March 21st, 2009 11:01 pm ET

Regarding Judge Judy's appearance – My 92 yo mother still has a "Christmas Club" savings account with her bank. She lives on a very limited income, and this gives her the money she uses to purchase her holidays gifts.

Susan K.   March 21st, 2009 11:13 pm ET

To Wentford,

I didn't hear her comment on President Obama's race, what did she say that made you comment on it?

Gail Adams   March 22nd, 2009 12:37 am ET

I'd like to know who was/is Judge Judy's role model?

Andrea   March 22nd, 2009 12:39 am ET

Hi Judge Judy –
My friend went to a spa to have her eyebrows arched. She sustained 2nd degree burns and a permanent scar above her eye! Yikes!

She went back to the salon with the reports from the doctor and they gave her gift cards for 6 free manicures and pedicures. She has not used the gift cards yet and doesn't even want them.

Can she return the gift cards and sue the salon?

Wilson   March 22nd, 2009 12:41 am ET

Hi Larry and Judge Judy

I am a college student and I graduate in december with my civil engineering degree. I really want to begin investing early to build wealth. What are some good ways to be smart about money? Love your show.

Jerry Spiegler   March 22nd, 2009 12:41 am ET

Dear Larry and Judge Judy;

What should be done today for all the troubled teens who end up dropping out of school?


Patricia   March 22nd, 2009 12:42 am ET

I absolutely agree with Judge Judy. I don't think her comments on the case were "touch" at all, just straightforward and to the point. She's blunt, yes, but also extremely articulate, intelligent and experienced. Everyone can learn from what she has to say.

Capi Greene   March 22nd, 2009 12:46 am ET

Judge Judy – I love your straightforwardness: Recent events deem a complete lack of it – Michael Phelps, Octo-Mom, Rhianna... What is your opinion of where common sense has gone? What influenced this loss? How do we get it back?

Bob   March 22nd, 2009 12:46 am ET

Since you agree that the banks are one of the ones who hurt the economy. How do you feel about what they did about the credit issues to get a mortage or even a car lone. Peoples lives got destroyed and lost everything they worked for and their credit is down the drian. Now the banks raised the credit rateing to even qualify for a loan. It hurts the little guy even more to make a come back.

Michael Fritter   March 22nd, 2009 12:50 am ET

Judge Judy mentioned women haveing a power, not physical.
When women use this power,men are always sent to anger management, when are women held accountable for this power?

Maria Nolan   March 22nd, 2009 12:51 am ET

Thank you for sharing your thought on your show "Judge Judy"! I have appreciated your insights you give to the American people. You provide clear sensible thing is what we need in this world.

Thank you

maryann   March 22nd, 2009 12:52 am ET

judge judy,

I admire your honesty, integrety, and your courage to tackle the issues of today, yesterday, and tomorrow. You help bridge the gap between dignity and dishonor, who ever might be right or wrong. You Rockk!

gus   March 22nd, 2009 12:54 am ET

Judge Judy are we to put a limit on the amount of children people can have based on their income? A bit like China?

Atina Silkovic   March 22nd, 2009 12:55 am ET

I'm astounded that Judge Judy very adamantly described that what happened to Rihanna was NOT domestic violence but simply violence. My question to her is if "domestic" violence is something other than violence? Is punching and choking my wife or live-in girlfriend in my house any different from punching and choking her in the street? I think that she was making a legal point at the expense of reducing the seriousness of domestic violence. Finally, her comment about how women know how to "needle" a guy was just over the top for me. Does she not realize that she is coming across as a judge who thinks that a woman can CAUSE her beating because she knows how to "needle" a guy. That man CHOSE to punch and choke Rihanna. Rihanna is not responsible for this man's behavior; she may be culpable but certainly not responsible. As far as I understood Judge Judy, she was blaming the victim for the behavior of a perpetrator. Chris may have had a reason for choosing to beat Rihanna but he certainly had no right to as his life was seemingly not in danger. For these reasons he needs to be held 100% liable for his criminal actions.

Evelyn harley   March 22nd, 2009 1:04 am ET

Judge Judy hit the nail on the head, she is so right regarding Octo Mom.

joan neilson   March 22nd, 2009 1:14 am ET

does judge judy really believe it is in the best interest of children to have two loving homosexual parents instead of two loving opposite sex parents,???it that the same as a mom and dad?? what about poligamy , it that type of lifestyle in the best interest for the children, Does that really compare to the colour of our skin??

Eddie from New Jersey   March 22nd, 2009 1:16 am ET

Judge Judy just repeats conventional wisdom, but acts like she's teaching us something. She puts no thought into her opinions at all.
For example,

1. a. Women sometimes deserve to get beaten up.
b. Very lenient on women beaters.
2. You can't save now-a-days because stuff is too expensive.
3. a. Didn't answer the question of why alcohol should be legal, but marijuana shouldn't.
b. Sounded like she said that the only danger of alcohol is from teens drinking and driving.

Jo Wilder   March 22nd, 2009 1:21 am ET

I was surprised to hear Judge Judy, in her comments about Rhianna
and Chris Brown, refer to the possibility of a woman needleing a man into assaulting her. She did not respond to the statistic Larry read her – that a majority of the people responding thought the woman must have provoked the beating.( I believe that is what I heard).

That is like the bad old days when a woman who was raped was
blamed for what happened to her.
I thought we had come further than that.

I only hope I heard wrong.

Reba/Dallas, Texas   March 22nd, 2009 1:30 am ET

I agree with Judge Judy about that girl who had all those kids. She should have to go to work and support those kids...not the tax payers. Also if she gets money from tabloids, tv, radio....she should have it taken by the government. This is just ridiculous!

Donald   March 22nd, 2009 1:31 am ET

ih larry fing live to hight Ithink the judy sud here what I got to say but it wood be like the last rool and mor rool to get away well I was rob in the cort house in my own town you no there all ways a crook as long as theay can get away with it they well unless you have 100.000 to portick your self how care about the truff most people wood reter here a lie what kep as going we do want the truff but it may not be what we think but how want to here that you see Donald L Allen well it went to cort but they sad I did not do it but I dont think they look hard enight that what I say that what I no

Amy   March 22nd, 2009 3:50 am ET

Judge Judy, you are obviously a very wise woman. What do you feel the children being raised during this recession will learn from it? Do you think they will develop different values than their parents, and will in turn raise their children differently? Or, are we doomed to repeat the mistakes that brought us here?

Ashley Mcilvain (Mac-IL-Vein   March 22nd, 2009 3:51 am ET

Hello!Hi Larry I love Judge Judy, her opinion on Chris assulting Rhianna is right on. I feel so bad for Rhianna having everything go public. But my question is What do you think about Rhianna if she decides to stay with Chris. Even as her knowing there is a 50 50 chance he will hit her again and it might be worse.

Katie S   March 22nd, 2009 3:54 am ET

How much of the current economic mess the world is in is a result of the advance of technology? It seems that with all the advances our culture has gain in technology, it has caused us to become disconnected with personal face to face connections with others. Most of us are either online, watching tv, or texting on our phones. Maybe the reason we are in this mess is because we are rapidly loosing the personal connections that create a strong community. How good of a relationship does one really have with a person they only speak too online?

David Strong   March 22nd, 2009 4:00 am ET

I think the octomom should have had a selective reduction.This lady had a litter. literally.I am sorry how many of these women think they can get into the record books. One of these daysthis is going to kill a woman

Albert Springer   March 22nd, 2009 4:21 am ET

Larry i really wanted to hear what Judge Judy had to say, but the thing is that your show is another from of ripe off to the public by the over and over again comercails. I understand that its money to the network,but it's a ripeoff as far as the time of your show goes and its not just you, its all of the sunday moring news on CNN, MSNBC,FOXNEWS all of them. This is what i have witnessed. You talk for one min and thirty seconds and then its on to the commercails. These run anywhere from five mins to eight mins long and then back to you for another min and thirty seconds, i know i have timed it. When your talking about the ripe off of the tax payers as far as banks and Bernie madeoff, and the bonues of the AIG, think about the time i paid to see your show and all i got was mostly commercails.

Roo   March 22nd, 2009 4:23 am ET

I always thought I enjoyed JJ and respected her for lots of reasons, but her view on Prop. 8 was absolutely ludicrous. She blamed the ignorance of voters for the reason it passed? Give me a break, sounds like Florida. Gays have rights, but they cannot procreate, period. Anything else is not natural for marriage as God and this counrty defined.

Matthew Snyder   March 22nd, 2009 4:44 am ET

Why is it that the Madoff financial scandal and AIG's scandal in which mirrors Madoff's unethical actions being treated differently? What exactly is the difference in these thieves? Should AIG's Board of Trustees, Management, Accountants, and the CEO also not be tried and sentenced the same? Should the government not cease every asset and monies in which these people possess? AIG ran a pyramid scheme in which amounted to the equivalent of the United States GDP for one entire year. How could this have been aloud? Going forward, I believe that publicly traded corporations should only be aloud to use shareholders investments specifically for that specific entity only. No more taking other peoples money and gambling with it. If someone invests in a company its because they have faith in it, and the market will not recover as long as these unethical and ridiculous practices are going on.
I also would like to comment on the salary caps that may be inflicted on companies. We need to put a cap on salaries and bonuses, but not capitalism. You can regulate capitalism with incentives. Give a CEO a capped percent; therefore, the higher the success produced the more the capped percent will be worth. No more giving bonuses to employees of companies in which have had quarterly losses either that is just ridiculous-rewarding failure that's nonsense.

Eddie   March 22nd, 2009 4:58 am ET

Judge Judy He is President Obama not Mr.Obama. I guess that was just a slip. My second comment is on Gay Marriage. Even the lower life forms ( the animals obey the law of nature between male and female). I wonder why many in the human group the so called higher life form reject the laws of nature between male and female co-habitation. We wonder why we are sick, confused and self-destructing
as a people.

Eddie / Longview Tx   March 22nd, 2009 5:21 am ET

The laws of nature will not be broken without serious consequences. Yes humans can make their own choices but any defiance to the laws of nature has bad effects like a cancer . Humans gamble with the very fiber of existance when it comes to Gay Marriage. We will not like the consequences of these choices. The rain will fall on the just and the un-just.

Mary   March 22nd, 2009 5:43 am ET

In response to your uncertainty about paper passbook savings accounts and Christmas savings accounts, the answer is YES. We have both. At least they exist in small town Pennsylvania. Out son derives tremendous delight when we actually walk into the bank (drive through doesn't have the same thrill) and he hands paper bills and his passbook to the teller, and she in turn returns his savings book with an update on his total savings.

James Chingono   March 22nd, 2009 5:43 am ET

What are your thoughts on closing down Gtimo?

Walter Campbell   March 22nd, 2009 5:43 am ET

On these comments made by Judge Scheinblum,as an African American I know what hard work truly is,.You Ms. Scheinblum may get tired between 11 AM and 4 PM from sitting in a courtroom choosing how to adjust the lives of ......... Trust me!You do not know what hard work is,nor would you do any!You did not achieve your status by working hard,you simply walked the pathway allowed by your Jewish name!I will stop here and say this"You are a lovely lady and have to understand when you re in a group of people of wealth,you belong to a people who have become comfortable while simultaneously watching the desparity and allowing it.You've got lots of power and influence because of your Hollywood status.My point now;take no offense in the President needing the rich or wealthy whichever you prefer to release the death grip they have on their wealth!The majority of that money was made on the backs of the poor and that is why they are poor!Poor minorities have no wad of cash to get started with!You did!I'm fond of you dear,the person inside of you deserves to be seen as a lovely lady,Ironically you spoke of hoarding with Mr. King this is exactly why the poor cannot even enjoy atoy like you've enjoyed.The wealthy hoard everything and look at what they have amassed,exalting themselves because they worked hard en route to that wealth.The next time you feel wealthy and comfy,take your Benz for a ride through a poor area.STOP geet out and walk for 30 seconds.I promise this will hit your lovely reset button!Desparity imposesnegativity until you become "Meshuganuh!"I sincerely wish the best for you,Talk with your peers to release the grip on the wealth!

trevor   March 22nd, 2009 5:45 am ET

I am a former Marine that went to Iraq twice and I was wondering what you guys think about obama wanting to get rid of the VA and make veteran seek care form private insurance companies. I think its interesting that we need to bail out all the people who spent their money foolishly, so now we need to cut the budget at the expense of those who put their lives on the line to serve our great nation.

James Ross   March 22nd, 2009 5:46 am ET

I wanted to add a comment to Judge Judy's statement that she likes to give wth a warm hand (to her children). It is easy to give to one's children. Why only to our children. Should we not also give with a warm hand to others who are in need, but are not our children?

Mark Sicamo   March 22nd, 2009 6:05 am ET

Could you pass my question to judge Judy please?

Judge Judy,

I have this strong desire to marry a horse.
Would you consider hearing my application for a marriage certificate?

Great thanks

Mark Sicamo

Patricia   March 22nd, 2009 6:11 am ET

Judge Judy must be gay. Who can not understand that marriage is between a man and a woman. She is not my roll model. Marriage between races, male and female, is much different than marrying
Adam and Steve. That is one of the problems with our judicial system.
Most live secret lives like judge Judy. She needs to be taken off the air.

Ed   March 22nd, 2009 6:15 am ET

I would like to preface my comments by saying that I am a convicted felon, with crimes ranging from petty larceny to drug possession and commercial burglary
Since many of the shows deal with the criminal justice system in some way or another, ( White collar crimes, drug issues, abuse of all kinds etc. ), I would like to voice my opinion as to what I feel would help reduce crime at all levels in this country.
Why don't we make the punishment for all crimes out-weight the nature of the crimes committed. I am aware that our criminal justice calls for the punishment to fit the crime; but – if the ante was upped, (substatially), across the board, I am sure people would think twice about commiting crimes.
I know if I had been faced with years rather than months for a theft offence, or, 5 – 10 years " Flat " instead of 10 years with time for good behaivor, I would have never been a part of the criminal justice sytem ever. Politicians want to get tough, then let's get real tough!!
I realize that this does not completely address all things such as crime commited by those with drug problems, but that in it's self is a wholly seperate issue in this country.


Ed B.
US citizen

Mark Herman   March 22nd, 2009 10:06 am ET

Dear:Judge Judy.I would love for u to e-mail ur selfand not someone that works for u or from ur TV show.I watch ur show every day for 4,years and loved it.But then u got all up and up,and the show was not the same for me anymore.As work in my home town of Lenoir has gone over sea,their are no jobs here.Judges and court rooms Take alot of money from people when they are in their for help.U are a rich women from ur show after 13years.U said u and ur family livied in a 3,romm apartment,then u know how it is not to have money,so why dont u help people in the world that is out of a job,and cant get a job.U have the power and the money.I hope to here from u.

Andrea   March 22nd, 2009 11:19 am ET

Thank you Judge Judy for 'telling it EXACTLY as it is' about the Octomom!! Ms. Suleman IS clearly reckless and irresponsible to have brought 14 innocent lives into this world, and must certainly be mentally unstable to think she can raise them. I agree that monetary compensations she is receiving should be paid back to the taxpayers and that Child Protection Services should be watching over the children!!! What would she be doing if she wasn't receiving ANY money from any sources?! I am outraged to know that 'normal' families are struggling to take proper care of their children 'on their own' while someone like the Octomom is in Fantasyland!!!

Allazay   March 22nd, 2009 11:31 am ET

I just love when Judge Judy is on the show that woman is smart and has good common sense! I agree with her on all counts!

Diane from NC   March 22nd, 2009 12:23 pm ET

Excellent Interview! Judge Judy has spoken so clearly, and in a way that is so rational. She has clarified some of the underlying causes, and has taken a hard stand on the issues you asked her about. Thank you for this interview.

I wish she were running for offfice!

Eleanor Tornblom   March 22nd, 2009 12:38 pm ET

Judge Judy, Eliminating the unbelievably indigent & the immorally rich, everyone works. The working class starts much earlier in their lives & stops much later. Many work till they die just to get by. They are usually spoken of as "not worthy" or "deserving of their fate". How terrible that the rich are often spoken of in negative terms. They have the advantage in every other way why not spare them the injustice of bad press. The world has not changed in the "wealth respect" since forever. Biblically every 50yrs or 100yrs the wealth was to return to a workable state, a level playing field. Many revolutions have taken place but like the dog who returns to his vomit, the system returns to favor the aggressive, the lucky, the ruthless & the unconscionable.

Andrew Hunter   March 22nd, 2009 4:07 pm ET

Larry I have the complete solution to this soon to be total colapsed economy. The total canadian debt is just under 40 Billion dollars, so why dont Mr Obama make a deal with canada and completely pay off Canada's Entire debt for ANY American citizen to become a candian citizen with the simple filling out a form. That way Any American who has any common sense can start a new life in a new land that wont be burdened by years of ignorance and constant stupidity of all elected officers. It is quite certain that the officals we have in office have absolutley no idea what they are doing. So the end result here will show that very clearly by the begining of the 2010 year, If we make it to then!

Katherine Donovan-Sherpa, MD   March 23rd, 2009 12:28 am ET

Dear Atina Silkovic, as well as "Sara",
I am so relieved to hear that at least TWO other people heard what I heard - that women "know how to needle a man" to get him to beat her; and that this statement is outrageous! The vast majority of beatings occur when the man is drunk, or high in some other way, and it amazes me how often they would swear that they didn't hurt the woman (despite the black eyes, bruises, etc.) That behavior is called
a "black out". Another writer said that Rihanna was reputed to have given CB an STD - so she "deserved what she got". Forgive my French, but B.S.!!! Millions of women get STD's from men. Does that give a woman the right to shoot the guy? That's just not how our country works. Furthermore, more recent information is showing that the STD rumor is just that - a rumor; in fact, she was angry about finding text messages of a sexual nature between CB and a previous girlfriend. How many of you think that would give Rihanna the right to physically attack, and nearly kill, CB? None of you, I'll wager.

marcus flores from malta   March 23rd, 2009 1:23 am ET

CLARIFICATION NOTE. IN ALL FAIRNESS TO JUDGE JUDY, i would like to clear up any misconceptions and mistaken impressions my submissions may have created with regard to her. I strongly condemned (and continue to condemn) abortion, gay-”marriage”, euthanasia, assisted suicide and many other crimes against human nature and human dignity; but I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR that i did NOT mean that judge judy spoke in favour of any of these except gay unions. In criticizing her approval of gay unions, i also criticized other evil acts like euthanasia, assisted suicide, abortion, the exploitation of other human beings, living more like beasts than humans, etc. BUT i did so only in order to criticize the way the world is going. Judge judy, however, NEVER spoke in favour of any of these except gay unions of which she approved, and which i condemn. In other words, my many criticisms of behaviour, attitudes and practices and of the way the world is going (which i consider to be highly immoral and reprehensible) should IN NO WAY be construed or interpreted to be behaviour, attitudes and practices approved of by judge judy. My criticism of people in the media seeking financial gain from their shows was also a general statement on affairs in the world today and NEITHER directed at judge judy personally NOR meant to accuse, damage or besmirch her. Finally, i do NOT know whether judge judy is for abortion or pro-choice. If she is, may i say that i oppose abortion which, together with the word “choice” in pro-choice, is just a EUPHEMISM FOR MURDER.

Heikki Makkonen   March 23rd, 2009 7:11 am ET

I was surprised to hear Judge Judy (who otherwise appears as a wise woman) comment on, how some of Bernard Madoff's victims had not expected 30% but only 10% annual gain!!! This only goes to show how widespread the culture of "money for nothing" greed is. Let's get back to basics. Saving means not using it. It doesn't mean that it automatically will grow 10% or even less. To make what you have grow means that you have to invest it into something others find useful. But even that doesn't always work. There is always risk when you invest. And the less you take responsiblity yourself, the more vulnerable you are. I think Madoff's victims were also fooled by the prevailing "money for nothing" culture. But to feel sorry for them – I don't think so. Life has lessons for each of us.

marcus flores from malta   March 23rd, 2009 8:36 am ET

The comments in my original two letters, and my criticisms contained therein, did NOT apply to what judge judy said about money and finance matters. About these i know nothing and therefore i refrained from either agreeing or disagreeing as i am NOT competent to do so. When I said she got it wrong and other things, i was directing my criticisms at her approval of gay unions. Here, in this latter matter, i DISagreed with her absolutely (on the matter of gay unions).These are immoral and against nature when the relationship/friendship is sexually active. It is NOT a sin to be homosexual; but it is a sin to be homosexually active just as much as it is a sin to be heterosexually active if such activity be divorced of, and outside of, the context of marriage and openness to life.

Geryle Dion Osborne - Smith   March 23rd, 2009 1:56 pm ET

I congratulate Judge Judy on her comments. She has always been my mentor. I like her no-nonsense attitude. She is direct and gets straight to the point. +

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