Gotta Watch: Judges get real
Judge Belvin Perry Jr. gets stern during Casey Anthony’s murder trial.
June 21st, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Judges get real

Some trials can be pretty wild. From jurors to defendants and even the prosecution, trying a case can become all too taxing and frustrating for some judges to manage. But some of them fight back. Be it with wit, emotion or a no-foolishness attitude, you’ve gotta watch how these judges tackle courtroom crazy.

Enough is enough – Casey Anthony's murder trial has captivated the nation this summer and even caused people to literally fight for a seat at the trial. Some of the crazy atmosphere surrounding the proceedings may have slipped into the courtroom and Judge Belvin Perry Jr. isn't having any of it. Watch him warn attorneys to stop playing games and get serious.
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Whose trial is it anyway? – In a trial already filled with colorful characters, some wonder how Judge Larry Seidlin was able to steal the spotligh during the fight for Anna Nicole Smith's remains. His one-liners, spontaneous crying and random analogies seem fit for the cameras. Some even questioned whether it was all a ploy to land a television deal.
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People v. Snooki – A Florida judge gave it to the reality star straight at her sentencing. Are you willing to trade your dignity for a paycheck? Ouch. They're harsh words, but the actual sentence wasn't so heavy. The "Jersey Shore" poofed diva received two days of community service and was fined $500.
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The no-nonsense judge – Judge Judy name is synonymous with sharp-tongued judgments that made her one of the most popular judges on television.
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Filed under: Anna Nicole Smith • Casey Anthony • Celebrity • Courts • Crime • Gotta Watch • Judge • Justice • Showbiz
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  1. P.J.

    Now I axe ya...

    June 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • maureen

      hysterical comment!

      June 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    May God bless and have mercy on all of you who are lacking in compassion.

    June 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |

    A trial that lasts for weeks in not about justice, it is about gamesmanship. If you can’t make your case in a few days then you are just shoving you know what!

    June 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AP

    Is it really necessary to have a 30 sec. commercial in front of each clip? Way to much, I'll get my news elsewhere.

    June 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CSnSC

    Nope, its not a speach impediment, its called a lazy tongue or mush-mouth and its common many cultures here in the south.

    June 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NickJCL

    I watched him say "inadvert" twice, rather than inadvertently. Also was "pacific", rather than specific. "Tenf" rather than tenth. I hate lazy talkers. He should know better. He did go to law school and had to write papers and present arguments. I'm waiting for some jerk to tell me I expect him to speak like a white man. It's really funny to listen to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton try to sound intelligent, but that's a different story.

    June 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    Remember the movie about the football player? Near the end someone says "I love you Brian Piccolo" I can still remember how he said the word love. We all speak differently! Life is difficult enough. We don't know the struggle Judge Perry Jr. may have gone through to gain his position. I choose to walk in love, please join me.xo

    June 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip Porembski

    ok let me unveil this stuff... cause i know because the law tells everybody do not break the law, or i shouldnt even say tell... cuz their that kind... they do
    know though you shouln't break the law... but in reality only the law is lying because they know if you did not they could not put you in jail or prison ... when we say
    you shouldnt break the law... we mean it because we do not want you in jail or prison, the law knows you shouldn't but obviously believe you SHOULD because each and everyone of them
    cannot put you in prison and jail which is something they do if you did not break the law .. the same one 'you shouldn't' when i tell you for instance.. you shouldnt break a toy... than you know
    im honest with my word and there is no 'you shouldnt but you should just so i can do this to ya for it' so their not even real or actually no idea what their doing... cause there is no should and shouldnt...
    they all want you too or think you should because to do what they do which is put people in jail and prison you should... and lie and tell ya you shouldn't. we can say well the law isnt a toy... that doesnt matter, thats still lying to the people... everybody else on the planet is more of a shouldnt break the law there is no should and shouldnt with them...

    July 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
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