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We Should Have Cameras in the Supreme Court, and Other Judge Judyisms

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Judge Judy Sheindlin appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her show, and man, was she a vision in creamsicle orange.

While there, she granted the audience several pieces of Judyism that we should all keep in our pockets at all times:

  • What’s on your tongue is on your lung (or maybe, what’s on your lung is on your tongue). “That means that if you... tell the truth you don’t have to have a good memory.”
  • Peeing on a jellyfish sting really works.
  • She would never consider being Trump’s running mate: “I know the family court and I know my little television court room and I’m too old and I don’t like to work so hard.”
  • Cameras should be in the Supreme Court. “The American public pays a whole lot of money for a justice system, and I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t get to see every way that it functions. And if it doesn’t function well then you have to change it.”
  • She can always tell when people are lying because there’s always a visual tell (their chests turn red, they get a sweaty upper lip).

Watch the clips above for irreplaceable wisdom from one our time’s preeminent jurists.


Image via CBS.

Senior Editor, Jezebel

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She’s right. We absolutely, 100% SHOULD have cameras in the Supreme Court, the feed should be broadcast on CSPAN, as citizens we deserve complete and total transparency.

But we also deserve adorableness, so as long as we get to keep Chihuahua Bader Ginsburg et al.