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Judge Maria Lopez renewed

Sony Pictures Television has renewed its first-run court strip “Judge Maria Lopez” for a second season. It is currently cleared to run in about 91% of the nation.

The program has averaged a weak 0.9 rating in households, making the renewal a tad unexpected.

The highest rated program in the genre (court) is Paramount’s “Judge Judy” which is averaging a 4.5 rating in households.

  • SirScrotum

    Judge Maria lopez is the crappiest tv judge. HEr voice sounds like 100 ciggarette butts, and she is a complete bimbo airhead. I hope to see her canceled after the 2nd season, she often shafts the person that is right in each case, and rewards the person who was in the wrong, the complete opposite of what a judge is supose to do.

  • SirScrotum

    Judge Maria lopez is the crappiest tv judge. HEr voice sounds like 100 ciggarette butts, and she is a complete bimbo airhead. I hope to see her canceled after the 2nd season, she often shafts the person that is right in each case, and rewards the person who was in the wrong, the complete opposite of what a judge is supose to do.

  • TLN

    I enjoy watching Maria Lopez. I think she is an inspirations to not only the Latin community, but to females persuing higher education aswell.

  • Shelley

    Just writing in regards to a show I just watched Feb.27/07 *The Dog didn’t die*.
    The show had to do with a young lady that had hit a dog with her car causing damage to the front end. Well seems the (medium size) dog didn’t die, and survived with only scratches, it was deemed that the dog could not have caused that much damage after viewing some pictures of the damaged car and perhaps maybe she had gotten into another accident were the car may have been damaged. The young lady lost her case.. Well this is were my little 2 cents come in..I have to disagree with the judge’s decision because of my own experience with my dog and a car… I had just gotten home and my dog ( 7 month old great dane not full grown till around 18 months) was excited to see me and darted out the door in excitement and ran passed me out onto the road were he was hit by a larger size car, my dog didn’t get a scratch on him but the car… Well he damaged the bumper by denting it, cracked the front grill in a few places and also destroyed and shattered one of the headlights…This was many years ago when cars were not made out of fiberglass, plastic and thinner materials like they are today. So in my own opinion and experience I do believe the dog could have caused that damage.
    Again it is just my opinion.
    Thanks, Shelley

    (am not sure if this is the proper form to be putting this but only one I could really find)

  • randall

    In Denver, Judge Lopez is elegated to 3:30am. Bad Show. Copies Milan and Judy.

  • e king

    I find her statement that she is THE American dream very offensive. That she is an American dream is true but there are lots of others of whom this is true. But if she is THE American dream then noone else can be.

  • http://none e king

    I find her statement that she is THE American dream very offensive. That she is an American dream is true but there are lots of others of whom this is true. But if she is THE American dream then noone else can be.

  • c3po

    My goodness. As a lawyer, I watch these shows on TV just for entertainment. Obviously, they can’t be strictly be based on actual statutory law because the defendants are all coming from different states. Judge Maria Lopez’s show is extremely boring. Judge Judy has the best legal show, hand’s down. HOWEVER, I find Judge Maria Lopez so incredibly gorgeous. I watch the show just to drink in her beauty, wishing she could somehow come through the tv onto my bed. And that voice? She’d keep me up and erect ALL night long in more ways than one. And goodness, Judge Milian is nice looking too, but there’s someting about Judge Maria Lopez that drives me crazy. My ultimate fantasy is Judge Maria Lopez in a white satin negligee orally pleasing me like there’s no tomorrow. O goodness! I gotta go ;->

  • Anna

    #1 — November 4, 2006 @ 11:41AM — Kavya Lee
    Very accurate rating of Lopez. I think I watch her just for the “horror” effect – I am horrified and stupefied by her behavior. I think she is not a “natural” people person – it’s like she has to work really hard to be nice. She’s dying to rule according to her own desires and completely lay aside the law. I think justice in her courtroom is a crap shoot. She’s a crap judge and I wish they’d take her off the air.

    #2 — November 8, 2006 @ 22:26PM — cheryl
    i love milian alot better then lopez milian shows more atitute the lopez does keep it up mrs milian i love u and ur a the best cuban judge on tv

    #3 — November 9, 2006 @ 23:08PM — Joey
    Judge Lopez sucks. Plain and simple. It’s not because she’s copies Judge Marilyn and Judge Judy which Lopez does. It’s not because of her irritating voice which Lopez has. Lopez just SUCKS. That’s it. There isn’t much entertainment on her show and she is not likable or charismatic. She doesn’t have the “IT” factor as the author says which means she is just boring to watch, and a lot of times even irritating to watch. Judge Marilyn is hilarious on the People’s Court and fun to watch. I will admit that. I watched her today and she cracks me up.

    I hope they cancel Judge Lopez early like at mid season of this year. That nice, beautiful courtroom on that show and handsome baliff, by the way, all wasted on some crappy judge like Judge Lopez.

    #4 — November 10, 2006 @ 00:03AM — harvey bowden
    I think judge maria lopez drop dead gorgeous

    #5 — November 10, 2006 @ 07:56AM — Cara
    Judge Milian is a good judge, but not quite as good as Judge Judy. I see Judge Marilyn stumble over a lot of words when trying to say things. Judge Judy hardly ever does and speaks smoothly. However, I think they are both a lot better that Judge Lopez. When I first heard the Lopez woman’s voice, I shut off my TV set.

    #6 — November 10, 2006 @ 07:59AM — Amanda
    Wow! As for the comment above, I think it was probably Judge Lopez herself who got herself on her computer and wrote that in, because what normal person would think Judge Lopez is gorgeous.

    #7 — November 14, 2006 @ 11:01AM — Lucy
    I wish Judge Lopez be taken off the air. She is terrible. I’m not a law expert, but I can reasonably see her judgements a lot of time are
    messed up and unfair. I don’t think she belongs on ANY bench ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.

    #8 — November 15, 2006 @ 13:58PM — ScottW
    Judge Milian is by far the best TV Judge. At least her decisions are based in some fashion of Fact. I find it very hard to believe that Lopez ever had any trial experience, let alone time on the bench. Her court is nothing more than a liberal mockery of the court system. There is no basis in fact. She rules on her beliefs and emotions from what I see.

    Anyway, Milian is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    #9 — November 16, 2006 @ 05:40AM — DwayneR
    As for the comment up above mine about Marilyn Milian being gorgeous, she even got a new haircut this season. It’s rare that a judge changes their look. The only long-lived judges that have done that was Judge Mablean and Judge Milian. Oh yea, ew I hate Judge Maria Lopez. Is it just me or does Lopez’s ugly face freak you out and just remind you of a lemon. Her face freaks me so bad and I can’t stand her voice. For some reason, I just don’t like the woman. Oh well, judging from some of the feedback on this page, luckily it doesn’t look like her show will last much longer.

    #10 — November 17, 2006 @ 03:46AM — robert tremaine
    I am a 60 year old man. When I can’t sleep I watch this junk sometimes. If these people especially Maria Lopez were judges I think they must have hit their heads and lost all knowledge of American law. Assessing additional court costs to a defendant she thinks has lied? What court. It’s a tv show and that is a rip off. All those “latino” sayings she parades out. We’re in America and we don’t care how you did it in Cuba, Mexico or Puerto Rica. If those places are so wonderful why don’t you go back? None of them have legal systems remotely as good as ours except possibly P.R. and thats because it is a U.S. territory. We are not going to allow you people to latinoize our country. I bled for this country and lost good and descent friends for it. Respect it or get out. We don’t need you, all you do is take anyway. I challenge you to name a single successful Latino country anywhere in the world that is a democracy. You can’t. There aren’t any. Only Argentina and thats a dictatorship. Get over yourself. You got the gig because you’re a “latino” and all the left wing nuts are trying to legitamize people tresspassing in America with the excuse “they just want a better life”. Not at the expense of my family. Not for your peoples greed. They spit on our laws. There first act is to commit a crime and you want us to take your respect for the law seriously? What college uneducated you? Your people wave foreign flags over America and we are running out of patience. They’ve mistaken kindness for weakness. The last cuontry that did that was Japan and you know how that worked out.We are a nation that will give but not one which will allow anyone to take. Stealing from us is a real error in judgement. Your time would be better spent protecting America from illegal aliens aqnd then we might believe you care about our laws. Undocumented workers are people who haven”t completed the documents a company needs to employ them. Illegal aliens are not immigrants they are criminals who have thumbed their noses at our laws, cheat our social services and are bankrupting our schools. A million Maria Lopez wont legitimize them and I and all of my friends are going to begin boycotting your sponsers. They’ll ask their families and friends, well you can do the math. We’re tired of you trying to shove that latino crap down our throats. If it’s so wise why aren’t there any sucessful free and democratic countries that speak spanish? And now you think you can steal our country and ruin it as you have all the latino countries. We threw you out before and we’ll do it again.

    #11 — November 17, 2006 @ 22:44PM — Emily
    All the posts above are accurate about the show. Robert Tremaine, your post was pretty deep. Hurry up and boycott the show’s sponsors. Please! I’m glad I’m not the only one that hates this show with a passion. This funky show is the worst court ever. DON’T WATCH IT! I would assume all court shows will be watched less and less thanks to the quality of this particular court show, Judge Maria Lopez. I watched it for my first time yesterday. Basically, it starts out with the Lopez hag saying on the intro song, “I’m soooo big and tough. That litigant is so stupid’ then it will show a litigant with a shocked face as if she just saw a ghost. (probably made to look that way from editing to make Lopez seem soooooooo tough) Lopez will then get into all the bragging during the intro song too, ‘I’ve been in this business for a long time and I’m soooooo smart. I have sooo much expertise. I know the law better than everyone else! I’m the god of law!” As if this wasn’t enough, she goes on with her boring television court show and handles the cases so terribly that you just want to cry. None of her comments make sense and she looks like a 2 year old sitting they’re trying to look like Judge Judy. It’s pretty sad.

    #12 — November 23, 2006 @ 09:36AM — Michelle
    I watch court shows sometimes. omg, Judge Judy acts soooooooooooooooo mean. She was screaming and calling this young woman a bunch of names the last time I watched. She even screams at her audience when they laugh at her jokes. I wouldn’t bring my case before her and I think anyone who would is nuts. The woman are way too bitchy on these court shows. The People’s Court lady has her moments as well and just goes completely insane. Why are all the woman P.M.S.ing and all the men can be so calm and patient.

    #13 — November 25, 2006 @ 20:45PM — Laine
    I work, but I tape the Peoples court everyday. Judge Milian is the coolest judge ever!!! Judge Maria Lopez is a Joan Crawford creepy looking grinch faced hag who sounds like she swallowed a man. She wishes she could be like Milian. As a proud Cuban myself, I think Lopez should retire and let Judge Milian remain the QUEEN of Judges. Keep up thee good work Judge Milian…Judge Lopez…go smoke another pack of cigarettes!!!

    #14 — November 28, 2006 @ 14:21PM — Wayne
    oh, is that what it is? Why does her voice sound so weird? Does Judge Maria Lopez smoke or something? And why does she brag so much about being tough. It sounds like she’s more concerned about making people think she is tough, than trying to fairly handle the cases if you ask me. No other court show, shows the judges bragging so much about being tough. YO MARIA LOPEZ! IF YOU’RE READING THIS! YOU’RE NOT TOUGH! YOU JUST STINK!!! Judge Judy and Judge Mllian from the People’s Court could kick your *** any day. Quit bragging. It’s getting on my nerves and quick piping on that marijuane. Your voice is pissing me off.

    #15 — November 29, 2006 @ 04:52AM — Mark [URL]
    No way could you even compare Judge Milian to Lopez. Judge Milian is a first class act all the way. She shows compassion, knows of what she speaks, and is one heck of a looker. Lopez looks like a shift manager from Taco Bell who had the good fortune to run into some nitwit who was promoted producer and needed to find a latin quick. While on the subject of judges…what do you all think of that skank Judge Judy? What a waste of 60 minutes

    #16 — November 29, 2006 @ 06:41AM — Wayne
    I actually like Judge Judy a lot. I can’t help but love the way she picks on her litigants. She should replace Simon Cowell on American Idol. I can see her being much harsher. After someone sings, she’d be like, “Where’d you think you were coming to today? A bad singer’s competition. YOU’RE AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Judge Judy is so damn mean! LOL!!!

    #17 — December 1, 2006 @ 10:12AM — KRISTAL
    I LOVE JUDGE MARIA LOPEZ SHE SPEAKS HER MIND AND DOESNT CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS.I LOVE HER OUTSPOKEN PERSONALITY AND THAT SHES A GREAT LATINAS PRIDE!!

    #18 — December 1, 2006 @ 18:04PM — Laine
    I am Latina and I am NOT proud to share the same culture as Lopez….she sucks. She needs to quit trying to copy Judge Milian and be her own personality. Milian makes me proud to be Cuban and I would love to see a REAL LIVE head to head competition between the two. Milian would SMOKE her…no pun intended…(because Lopez smokes about 12 packs a day.) Judge Milian rules!!!!

    #19 — December 1, 2006 @ 20:06PM — Sirscrotum
    Hi there. I was a plaintiff on the Judge Maria Lopez show. I thought I had an airtight case, wut happened was I pulled into a car dealership, and somebody forgot to put the cones out in the parking spaces next to rotating car display. When I pulled into the dealership lot and saw an open parking space next to what I thought was a “stationary display”, turned out it was not. Due to there negligence of not marking off hazardous parking spots, my car was hit by there rotating display.

    I sued, and unfortunately was suckered into Judge Maria Lopez’s courtroom. They edited out about 90% of my evidence and didnt even show a picture of how plain and ordinary the parking spot was.

    Judge Maria’s argument was I was the one being careless for parking in the unmarked, hazardous parking spot, because I had heard of a rotating car display before, therefore I would purposely damage my car and park next to one.

    She has the legal logic of a potato or other innanimate object, her editing staff did a good job editing out all my evidence including pics of the parking spot, and a 4 minute video on how things went down that day to a 20 sec. clip of the display rotating. I never felt so shafted in my entire life, and considered killing myself for sometime after. The social worker on the show even had the nerve to suggest I needed anger management for being angry at the editing staff and lopez f’n up my evidence and case.

    I hope Judge Lopez gets her neck slashed by a screwdriver weilding pedophile

    #20 — December 2, 2006 @ 16:14PM — Arnold
    First of all, I never even heard of a rotating car display. So you’re driving into this parking spot and there is this stationary car, and then the car runs into your car, causing damage. What’s the issue here? You obviously should get compensated. Rolls eyes!

    WTF is this judge on? You better send that story to a newspaper or somethign so this crappy-ass pot-smoking judge Lopez can get what she deserves. What idiot gave that shriveled up hag and whore her own show?

    I had no idea that when stupid judge’s like Maria Lopez make such stupid decisions, she’ll turn around and have her little editing staff make it look like she’s not such a moron. I bet they have to do a whole lot of editing for that. Think about it. If they leave the show alone and show everything, they will lose their jobs because Judge Maria is such an idiot.

    What’s it like going on her show? Where is it? How tall is that little hag, Maria? I think you should try suing the show sinc everyone seems to hagte the woman!!!

    #21 — December 3, 2006 @ 04:38AM — Sirscrotum
    Going on a court tv show, is fun, up til the point you get dicked over. Im sure if I had won, Ida had a GREAT time in NYC. What I won was a complete mental breakdown, being told Im wrong when I know I am %100 in the right and having to pay for someone else damaging my car, is the not fun part of a court tv show. If your ever offered to go on one of those shows, dont do it, cuz once you lose on the show, the free NYC/Chicago/LA trip IS OVER! Worst vacation EVER! I use to bea court show junky, after being on one, Ill never look at another one again.

    #22 — December 3, 2006 @ 09:22AM — Tessa
    Wow! why would you even go on a new court show before waiting a couple of seasons to see what the judge is like and what type of a person she is? She isn’t even a bad judge. The only reason I think you should have lost your case was because you took your case to Judge Lopez.

    Next time go on Judge Mathis in chicago. He is fun and fair. It sounds like you got pretty screwed over by Lopez. Sorry, man! When did your episode air, or when is it going to air, or has it already aired? when did you go on her show? I probably won’t watch it because Lopez is presiding over the case and judging from her history over the internet she has a terrible rep.

    if I have nothing better to do, I will watch it and be cheering for you even though I already know the judgment is stupid.

    #23 — December 3, 2006 @ 09:23AM — Tessa
    I meant to say Judge Lopez IS a bad judge. excuse me!

    #24 — December 9, 2006 @ 13:00PM — Isaac
    I am a fan of court shows (Judge Judge and People’s Court). I enjoy Judge Judy and People’s Court because these judges act like real judges. They run their courtroom as if it were a real court. The other tv judges run their courtrooms as if it were a show. As far as Judge Lopez, sorry, not a fan.

    #25 — December 12, 2006 @ 10:38AM — Rachelle
    Robert Tremaine —- you are awesome!!!

    read his posting

    #26 — December 14, 2006 @ 04:45AM — Jeremy H.
    Jesus, I feel like I’m hanging out a klan rally. You people are the most racist, ignorant crackpots. I wonder if you all work for the Bush administration. Your low intelligence levels and absence of common sense would seem to indicate that you’re a bunch of red state retards. I’ve watched Judge Maria Lopez, and the worst I can say about it is that it’s the most boring of all the court shows. I don’t where all these baseless attacks on her integrity and credibility are coming from, but I’ve never seen her conduct herself in any way that wasn’t professional, judicial, and responsible. Should we really be taking any opinion from someone who calls themselves “sirscrotum” with anymore than a grain of salt? I don’t think so. But then again, I don’t live in a trailer park like the rest of the nutjobs posting on here.

    #27 — December 16, 2006 @ 13:32PM — Sirscrotum
    Were not being racist at all, laws in latino’s court systems in there home countries should have no bearing in the US, even if it is a TV show. You claim shes professional, yet when i argued my case, she showed about %10 of my evidence, and 90% of it was thrown out, if she were professional, 100% of my evidence would have been shown b4 coming to a judgement, a professional judge would have let me finish my story, before coming to a conclusion, she cut me off.

    And basing whether my arguments are valid or not, becuz of a screen name I picked, shows a lack of intelligence on your part. I was actually on the show, and I know that what you saw of my case, was definitly not accurate to how it happened that day, they didnt even show one picture of the cones in the parking spot that are normally there.

    #28 — December 20, 2006 @ 22:06PM — Brenda
    I can’t believe they are canceling the King of Queens after this season. It’s the Everybody Love’s Raymond spin-off and I love the King of Queens. It’s so funny on CBS. Anyway, JEREMY, you need to calm down because Judge Maria Lopez is crap. You even realize she’s boring and basically that is what everyone else on this page is saying. No one can stand her yet her friggin show has been renewed. I just looked it up on the internet. THAT IS BULL! Getting paid all that money for not even having a fan base and for not even being entertaining. Judge Maria Lopez, if you’re reading this, you’ll get yours, bitch!

    #29 — December 26, 2006 @ 13:40PM — knee
    Horrific!

    This simple bimbo is an insult to even the pabulum sucking, bonbon eating middle masses. To think that comments such as “you’re one taco short of a combination plate”, and “if you can’t stand the heat , stay out of the courtroom” (?) (is the A/C broken in there?) are spewed at random with a whiskey and cigarette soaked voicebox.
    Her arrogance and God complex are laughable and her reference to herself as “the American dream” is perverse; closer to the truth is that she is a strong example of evidence for raising the bar for legal immigration. Worse still are the mindless decisions dolled out by this uber poser.
    Enjoy the show folks; I’m out!

    #30 — December 29, 2006 @ 02:28AM — Jeremy H.
    Excuse me, Sir Nutsack. He who removes his case from the county court system to have it reviewed by a television judge should not be bitching about the outcome. Your evidence probably sucked, anyway. So, did anyone else park by this display or were you the only moron? Funny, the rest of us have managed to get our cars in and out of a dealership parking lot safely. You seemed to be the only person who couldn’t handle that difficult activity. You’re also a little disturbed. I think you should reconsider the offer for anger management.

    #31 — December 30, 2006 @ 07:17AM — Ann Miller
    This comment is for Robert Tremaine. I think you are a racist. In your comment you are not talking about the judges, you are talking about racisism, But you don’t realize that you don’t belong to this country either.Are you an Indian…? I feel sorry for you because you want to take something that is not yours either. Why you don’tgo back to Europe? That is your place.

    #32 — December 31, 2006 @ 05:40AM — Sirscrotum
    Actually if you watched the case numbnuts, i clearly siad i was not the first person to have had my car damaged by that rotating display, and when only 1/10th of your evidence is shown, no actual photos of the parking spot, than how can you even judge whether the spot was hazardous or not?

    I am %100 sure that it was the dealerships fault that there display hit my car. WHen your in a car accident it is almost never the person who was hit, deemed at fault unless the cross the double yellow or some shit.

    here is a photo I sent in that was edited out. If that parking spot doesnt look %100 normal to you, and you can clearly see there is nothing warning you not to park in it, than your a fucking idiot, plain and simple.

    #33 — December 31, 2006 @ 22:13PM — Zeera
    lol FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT Jeremy H and sirscrotum. lol! Anyway, as for the judge, I my self, don’t watch her. When I first watched her, I got really bored. Was your case as boring as all the rest of the cases on Judge Maria Lopez, Sirscrotum? I Just think her show is boring. What made you decide to go to a new judge whome you knew nothing about anyway? : /

    #34 — January 2, 2007 @ 09:49AM — knee
    Hey Ann Miller:
    Interesting you label this Tremaine racist and cement this with a racial comment. The title “Indian” is a slap in the face to Native Americans.

    We can thank Columbus for this title, as the moron thought he had found the passage to the West Indies, which he sought for the Queen, and therefore viewed the indigenous people as such.

    Face it, the guy got screwed and your girl would come across as ignorant trash regardless of her race. I truly wish would get past the constant wielding of the race card; quite frankly it stops progress and eliminates the possibility of healing.

    Give people a chance to open their mouths and doll out some pearls of their wisdom sand they are sure to give you legitimate reasons to dislike them!

    #35 — January 2, 2007 @ 10:14AM — Ann Miller
    This answer is for Knee. I guess you don’t like my comment either. You are another invador like me, like Robert Tremoine and the majority in America. Let’s face it, this is our land and I don’t think Indian don’t like their names. They don’t like us. They are the only ones who can say “This our country” “This our land”. Just in case the word “Indian” is in the dictionary. I don’t consider it like an insult.

    #36 — January 3, 2007 @ 20:00PM — Maria Lopez sucks
    Judge Maria Lopez sucks dick!!!

    #37 — January 4, 2007 @ 21:02PM — JC
    I think Marilyn Milian and Maria Lopez and drop-dead gorgeous and they can sentence me to hard labor anytime! At least Maria flashes a little thigh! As beautiful as Marilyn is, I’d sure like to see a little leg!

    #38 — January 14, 2007 @ 23:29PM — Chris
    They both suck, Milian for her generally rotten attitude, and Lopez for also for her attitude, but also for letting a pedophile go free. Typical of a woman: rather than take punishment, she rang away by resigning from the Massachusetts Supreme Court! These two need to be taken off the air, quick! I must rebut her opening line, “There’s only one person in here who decides the truth-me”. You wouldn’t KNOW the truth if it bit you up the ass!

    #39 — February 12, 2007 @ 13:50PM — Leslie
    I cannot stand Maria Lopez!!!! She tries to be like the people’s court but she is horrible. She uses her opinion instead of LAW!!! And her opinion is fake, she is just trying to get ratings… I wish they would cancel her.. She actually makes my skin crawl…

    #40 — February 14, 2007 @ 13:30PM — ansky33 [URL]
    i saw that episode of the rotating car display. this guy couldnt have been more wrong.whenever you pass a car dealership and see a rotating display how do you not know to not park there. there was a space so that the display had room to rotate in. duh. this kid in his early 20s had a suped up car. so rather than park far away and find a spot he had to show off his car and try and park where everyone could see it. dealer was not negligent. the car owner used poor judgement.and he even admitted that he had passed this dealership before so how could you not know this was a rotating display. poor argument kid. none of these judges would have ruled in your favor.

    #41 — February 21, 2007 @ 18:07PM — Yomaris
    You people have nothing better to do than to be hateful. You’re here worried and getting off on the lives and business of two judges, when I’m sure they probably don’t even CARE for comparisons…There’s room enough for EVERYONE. The dirt you guys are talking on Judge Maria Lopez shows you have numerous insecurities within yourself you need to let go..Karma is a motherfucker! and the creator of this article should get a life..minus focusing on the lives of Judges who could care less about her critical biased thinking!

    #42 — February 21, 2007 @ 18:35PM — Ruthie
    Yomaris sweetie…its my job to write reviews and make comparisons…do you realize you are on a online magazine site that is mainly reviews and opinion pieces? So sweetie I have a very busy life which includes writing articles that seems to bring out the worst in folks like yourself.
    I believe in Karma…and the fact you find it necessary to judge and insult its my guess there is a lot of bad Karma poisoning your soul. Breathe…find peace…it’s okay. If you don’t like comparisons and reviews this may not be the site for you.

    #43 — February 23, 2007 @ 22:25PM — TigerExpress
    I have been reading a lot of these comments, so I thought I’d put my own in. Yes, Judge Milian is one of the best judges on TV – she’s right up there with Judge Judy – she’s fair and compassionate. As for Judge Lopez, I read one comment about the case she tried and let a child molester off with the least possible sentence, she made a big mistake with that one, we ALL make mistakes, but I absolutely do NOT agree in going to a public website as this one and saying rude and crude things about her like: “She sucks,” and remarks about how ugly she is, and how horrifying her voice is. I always thought we were created equal, and that no one is better than anyone else. None of us are beauty queens, and neither is Judge Lopez. These other comments are judging her. I don’t think not one person who wrote a comment on this site would appreciate it at all if someone wrote rude and hurtful things about them. Have some respect!

    #44 — February 26, 2007 @ 16:39PM — Ray
    Judge Maria Jokez! On each show they should have footage of her yelling at that prosecutor to sit down. She’s lost touch with reality.

    #45 — February 26, 2007 @ 18:36PM — v p barrasi [URL]
    My wife and I love your show??/but I think I got in trouble,I made a check out payment in full ,disputing 86.40 check was cashed,in n.y or Maryland watching your show I hear,???? you cash the check payment in full, by law you are not entitle to any more ?????now my bill is 434.73+86.40??????help???

    #46 — February 26, 2007 @ 19:08PM — Ruthie
    VP you need to contact the show directly… go to peoplecourt.com. They have contact info on their site.

    #47 — February 26, 2007 @ 21:49PM — Al Premo
    What portion of the defendants fine is paid by the show and what other benifits are offered to entice people to appear? thank you

    #48 — February 26, 2007 @ 21:57PM — Ruthie
    If I understand correctly…there is an amount allocated to each case..so if someone sues for a thousand dollars and wins the shows pays them the money and the rest of the money if there is any left is divided among both sides. They also pay for travel and hotel.

    #49 — February 27, 2007 @ 12:31PM — NANCY
    I WATCH BOTH OF THESE SHOWS EVERYDAY THAT THEY ARE ON AND I REALLY ENJOY BOTH AND THINK THEY BOTH ARE FAIR AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS.I JUST RECIENTLY FELL ON THE ICE AND BROKE MY SHOULDER SO I WILL BE LAID UP HERE FOR A WHILE BUT PLEASE TELL BOTH JUDGES THEY ARE GREAT THERE SHOULD BE MORE PEOPLE LIKE THEM AND IT WOULD BE A BETTER WORLD
    THANKS FOR YOUR TIME IN READING THIS

    #50 — February 27, 2007 @ 13:48PM — barbara walla
    My husband and I are retired so we spend most afternoons watching judge shows. I was shocked a couple of days ago when Lopez repremanded a young lady for turning in a illegal alien who was the boyfriend of her room mate and moved in with them . This was not in their agreement and the young lady felt threatened by the boyfriend. Lopez was very disrespectful and out of line as far as I am concerned. As an American and in respect to the people who came here legally I feel illegals SHOULD be reported to law inforcement. Lopez has made other rulings we disagreed with but this show of protection for illegals shows what kind of bad judgement she has.
    She shouldn’t be on the bench let alone on T.V. We are fans of all the other judges on T.V., especially Marilyn Milian.

    #51 — March 6, 2007 @ 07:47AM — Carolyn
    What happened to Judge Mablean?

    #52 — March 6, 2007 @ 08:18AM — Ruthie
    Judge Mablean wanted some contract changes and the show refused…unfortunate since many don’t watch anymore without her…I’m among the FORMER viewers.

    #53 — March 8, 2007 @ 12:31PM — MR SMART
    HEY HEY ALL YOU STUPID IDIOTS, YOU LISTEN UP AND YOU LISTEN WELL BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL JEALOUS OF JUDGE LOPEZ…OH THAT IS RIGHT, YOU KNOW SHE HAS GOT A T.V. SHOW, HER RATINGS ARE THROUGH THE ROOF AND WHAT ABOUT YOU? YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY..UNEMPLOYED..STUPID AND UGLY! LOSERS LIKE ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT AT SOME POINT IN TIME YOU’LL PROBABLY END UP GETTING SUED AND STAND BEFORE LOPEZ, BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL CRIMINALLY STUPID AND CAN’T MAKE A GO OF LIFE WITHOUT BEING CHEATS AND SCUM LIKE YOU ARE. BOW DOWN BEFORE JUDGE MARIA LOPEZ, SHE HAS THE GIFT…SHE HAS HER OWN SUCCESSFUL AND POPULAR SHOW…SHE IS A RESPECTED JUDGE AND BELOVED BY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AND CUBANS ALIKE. WHO LOVES ANY OF YOU? NOBODY. THAT IS WHO LOVES YOU, NOT A SINGLE STINKING PERSON, AND YOU KNOW THIS AND YOU ARE NOTHING BUT JEALOUS LITTLE FREAKS KNOWING IN YOUR HEARTS THAT YOU WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ONE FRACTION OF THE GREATNESS THAT JUDGE MARIA LOPEZ HAS ACHIEVED. NEVER, NOT IN A BILLION YEARS.

    #54 — March 12, 2007 @ 17:29PM — joeshmoe
    judge marilyn milian,is the queen in that court room,and i always enjoy watching her perform her duty and sarcasicm,w/unquestionable humor and charisma that she endures.i want a picture of marilyn comeing off of work w/ rolled-up short sleeves holding her gown and books w/ a raw look w/ a cigar in her mouth calling-it a day’s work.come-on marilyn display that much to a man.

    #55 — March 12, 2007 @ 19:59PM — Myrna
    I like Judge Milan, she is funny and caring, I try to watch as many as I can I really enjoy them. (By the way I am not sitting at home all day watching TV (there is nothing wrong with that either)I prefer to record them on my dvr and watch later in the evening. Now about Judge Lopez, she does make a lot of mistakes and I find myself asking the same question as many other people, how in the world did she get on TV? Maybe it’s her age and she is not thinking properly or it’s all about being on TV. What a lot of people fail to realize is that must of these shows are just that shows, and while the ruling may stand the drama is for entertainment. Unfortunately for Judge Lopez, she is not very entertaining. Judge Alex is another new judge out (very good and handsome hispanic (from Cuba also) in TV land and so is Judge Christina (latina Puerto Rican I believe) and both so far are on the money. I think that Judge Lopez is just out of her league.

    #56 — March 15, 2007 @ 11:36AM — mel
    well hispanic judges are all stupid minded. but at least judge lopez speaks with a boston american accent while milian and alex both speak with a hispanic street accent.

    #57 — March 28, 2007 @ 11:10AM — David M [URL]
    I agree with a majority of the people who commented and also with the article’s author, nice work! Any judge would be done an injustice to be compared with Maria Lopez, especially judge Milian! I have seen quite a few shows, and have come to the conclusion that her show is done purposely to show the OPPOSITE of justice. Think about it,.. I don’t think I have seen any rulings that I totally agreed with, either not tough enough, or overly rude and obnoxious for no lawful reason! The Sir-scrotum person may have seen a rotating display at the dealership before, but when you see a good parking spot with two white lines and no signs/cones, you PARK there! Just look @ his pic! It’s no wonder that was not shown on tv.. it would expose Lopez for the biased idoit she is.

    #58 — April 2, 2007 @ 20:38PM — SirScrotum
    In response to the comment that its my fault my car got hit, well first of f’n all do you think I intentionally parked to let my car get hit?

    Is it my fault that I wasnt %100 familiar with a parking lot Ive never even been to before? I didnt see the f’n rotating display, when you see an open spot, who the fuck checks to see if the car next to it is going to rotate into it?

    Do you seriously think that Judge Lopez’s court room is fair? They didnt show any of my fucking evidence, and it was slanted against me, she took 5 god damn minutes to do my case, complete kangaroo court.

    I seriously hope someone shoots that stupid cunts ass.

    #59 — April 4, 2007 @ 20:42PM — c3po
    My goodness. As a lawyer, I watch these shows on TV just for entertainment. Obviously, they can’t be strictly be based on actual statutory law because the defendants are all coming from different states. Judge Maria Lopez is boring. HOWEVER, I find this lady so incredibly gorgeous. I watch the show just to drink in her beauty, wishing she could somehow come through the tv onto my bed. And that voice? She’d keep me up and erect ALL night long in more ways than one. And goodness, Judge Milian is nice looking too, but there’s someting about Judge Maria Lopez that drives me crazy. My ultimate fantasy is Judge Maria Lopez in a white satin negligee orally pleasing me like there’s no tomorrow. O goodness! I gotta go ;->

    #60 — April 6, 2007 @ 13:36PM — anomo
    It doesn’t seem like Maria Lopez has a good understanding of the law.

    #61 — April 15, 2007 @ 23:05PM — Julie
    This is a comment for Robert Tremaine (I know what you’re all thinking… Ugh, another one! lol, well this one is different from the rest). I know exactly how you feel. You fought in a war and suffered physically and emotionally from it. I have never been in your position, but I can just imagine how you feel. It seems so unfair that other people from other cultures can just come into your country without doing anything to prove that they are “worthy” of living in your country. I understand, but you have to understand that these judges and people in general are not trying to “latinize” the United States of America. They are simply trying to teach us about their cultures and their way of life. Even though they may have a better life here than they ever did before, they may have been living in poverty and were definately living in a place without a democracie, maybe they miss their culture, their spanish sayings, ect. All that I’m saying is that we have to learn about and know what other cultures and ways of life are out there and we have to except them. Let’s face it, there are a ton of people who live in America now a days that were’nt born their, or have some family that were’nt born their. Fighting for your country may have seemed like the right thing to do at the time, I’m not going to say if it was or wasn’t because I don’t know what the circumstances were, ect. but excepting people from other cultures that are coming to live in America is the right thing to do now.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this,
    Julie

    #62 — April 16, 2007 @ 12:05PM — Julie
    Oh, and about my first post, let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of Judge Maria Lopez. I was actually more concerned with defending Judge Marilyn Milian, but I ending up defending Judge Maria Lopez, too. I’m fine with that.

    When I was writing my previous post, I was thinking about how Judge Milian would feel if she read some of the comments in Robert Tremaine’s post about how she and people from her culture are trying to “latinize” America and should stop saying their spanish lingos and that they should basically hide their latino culture from America and either deal with the fact that they don’t live there anymore or go back to were they came from. I’m sure that Judge Milian read this, she would be very hurt, because she comes from a Cuban heritage. I know that you all are agreeing with him because you hate Judge Maria Lopez (can’t say I blame you for that either, lol), but I also know that you all love Judge Milian. Reading that Robert Tremaine’s comment hurt me also because I really do love Jugde Marilyn Milian, she’s my role model. I really think that she would want us to not only except the people in her culture, but also to let people from any culture come and live in America and teach us about their culture. And I agree, it really is important to learn about other peoples’ cultures so that we can except them.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this everyone,
    Julie

    #63 — April 16, 2007 @ 12:37PM — Julie
    Sorry about the ridiculously long, double and serious posts, I will try to be a little less serious now, lol.

    Oh, for those few of you that think that the rest of us are jealous of Judge Maria Lopez, think again! I will give you a few reasons why you are wrong. #1 You say that we’re all jealous of Judge Maria Lopez because she is loved by lots of people and her ratings are through the roof. What the hell!?! Have you even read any of the comments posted here?!? We all hate her! Does that really sound like she is loved by lots of people to you? And I guarantee we aren’t the only ones out there who hate her either!! And through the roof ratings?! Everyone here wants her show to be canceled! Does that really sound like “through the roof ratings” to you? No, Judge Milian has through the roof ratings, as you can see here and on just about any other Judge Milian site. Which brings me to #2 You also say that we are jealous of her because she has her own show. Read some of these comments! If we were jealous of Judge Maria Lopez for having her own show, wouldn’t we also be jealous of Judge Milian and Judge Judy, too? But guess what, we’re not! We all love Judge Milian and some of us love Judge Judy. So, clearly we don’t hate Judge Maria Jokez (thanks to whoever came up with that nickname for her, now I’m gonna use it all the time, lol!) because we’re jealous. We hate her because she copies whatever Judge Milian does and has no originality whatsoever, is an idiot who makes stupid descisions in the coutroom and is just not a very nice person.

    C3po, that comment about wanting Judge Maria Lopez to come out of the TV and onto your bed makes me feel a little awkward, lol.

    Oh, and for all of you (guys probably… I hope… lol) that want Judge Milian to dress more “sexy” I have a few things to say (I know what you’re thinking… “Uh-oh here she goes again giving some long, boring speech”… You’re right, so shut up and listen! lol, jk jk) Judge Milian has worked so hard all of her life to get the respect she truly deserves. If she stars dressing like some skank, she’ll lose that respect. Sure, half of the guys will be like “WOOOO! She is so damn sexy!”. But the other half of them will say the same things about her as they are now saying about Judge Maria Lopez “Ewww! Get that whore away from me!”. She knows that she’ll never be able to please everyone so she pleases herself by dressing in the way that she feel comfortable dressing in. She wants to be a good role model for her 3 daughters and her fans. She’s not going to do anything that she doesn’t feel comfortable doing, and I say “Good for her!”. She is an excellent role model for her younger (teenage) fans (and yes, I know for a fact that she has some younger, teenage fans) who want to look hot. She proves that you can still be “hot” and have a nice figure without showing body parts that don’t need to be shown. Judge Marilyn Milian, if you are reading this (I know you probably aren’t though, lol) we all love you so much! You’re perfect the way you are, don’t ever change a single thing about yourself! You’re fans are behind you 110%!

    #64 — April 18, 2007 @ 10:27AM — Abram
    Who the hell really cares about Judge Maria Lopez you people? That Judge Maria Lopez crap should be canceled anyway and they should be showing more important things on TV like the shootings that went on two days ago. Why are we even discussing crap like Judge Maria Lopez when there’s far more important things to be discussing.

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  • Anna

    GET THAT WE ALL WANT THIS SHOW CANCELED

  • Heather Nudelman

    First let me say that her show is a sham. I was a litigant (Plaintiff) on her show. My case would have won without a doubt in GA based on GA law. Well, come to find out, she is not acting as a judge on her judge show, but acting as an arbitrator, but she leads the public to believe otherwise. She doesn’t have to use any laws of any state, and she doesn’t have to take into account any evidence if she chooses not to. In my case, I could have discredited the Defendant’s credibility. I had evidence that would amaze you. However, I never got to submit anything to the Judge. Instead, my case turned into a circus. I became the Defendant it seemed. I never presented my case in full. The case turned into the Defendant’s case. We have left our judicial system to someone that doesn’t have to use the foundations for what the judicial system was put here for. Believe me, I know. I am an attorney in real life. I went on her show because they promise to pay you what the defendant owes you if you win. However, since you send them all your evidence prior to the show, they have an opportunity to dissect your case to make it convenient and entertaining for their own purposes, even if that means a winning case turns out to be a loser. It is a show of complete mockery of real issues arising out of real state laws, and yet she can come up with her own conclusions and say that your case is dismissed and not even base it on the laws that founded the cause of action in your case. It is a sham, and I would recommend that she be taken off the air. She is practicing law in a state (NY) where she is not even licensed to practice (at least I couldn’t find it anywhere). She leads the public to believe that she is licensed and a Judge in NY, which she is not. Any normal person would assume that if your show is located in NY, and it is a Judge show, you are licensed to practice law in NY or at least a real NY Judge. Isn’t that a normal assumption? Regardless of what the contracts say that she makes you sign, claiming to be only an arbitrator in NY and not a licensed attorney and Judge, she still leads the public to believe otherwise. I was fooled. They rush you through the paperwork when you are nervous, edgy and ready to move on with the case. They tell you what each paragraph is allegedly about, but they fail give pertinent details. Then they insist that you sign. Well, afterward you have been made a fool of on national television, you have the time to read over everything and realize that you just signed away your rights to a fair and impartial hearing and you signed away any rights to appeal a decision made by someone acting only as an arbitrator. What a disaster. For entertainment purposes, we have given away our judicial system and the sole purpose of what it was founded for. Of course she is controversial. When you conclude a case on who knows what merits and who knows what laws, you become a controversial figure. We don’t need people like that on any real or fake bench.

    By the way, I must give credit where credit is due, Hair and Makeup did a wonderful job making me look beautiful on television. So, although my case was twisted into an unfair, unrealistic, embarrassing, fake courtroom case with an outcome based on a controversial person’s sick and legally unfounded opinion………………………..I looked pretty!

  • Heather Nudelman

    First let me say that her show is a sham. I was a litigant (Plaintiff) on her show. My case would have won without a doubt in GA based on GA law. Well, come to find out, she is not acting as a judge on her judge show, but acting as an arbitrator, but she leads the public to believe otherwise. She doesn’t have to use any laws of any state, and she doesn’t have to take into account any evidence if she chooses not to. In my case, I could have discredited the Defendant’s credibility. I had evidence that would amaze you. However, I never got to submit anything to the Judge. Instead, my case turned into a circus. I became the Defendant it seemed. I never presented my case in full. The case turned into the Defendant’s case. We have left our judicial system to someone that doesn’t have to use the foundations for what the judicial system was put here for. Believe me, I know. I am an attorney in real life. I went on her show because they promise to pay you what the defendant owes you if you win. However, since you send them all your evidence prior to the show, they have an opportunity to dissect your case to make it convenient and entertaining for their own purposes, even if that means a winning case turns out to be a loser. It is a show of complete mockery of real issues arising out of real state laws, and yet she can come up with her own conclusions and say that your case is dismissed and not even base it on the laws that founded the cause of action in your case. It is a sham, and I would recommend that she be taken off the air. She is practicing law in a state (NY) where she is not even licensed to practice (at least I couldn’t find it anywhere). She leads the public to believe that she is licensed and a Judge in NY, which she is not. Any normal person would assume that if your show is located in NY, and it is a Judge show, you are licensed to practice law in NY or at least a real NY Judge. Isn’t that a normal assumption? Regardless of what the contracts say that she makes you sign, claiming to be only an arbitrator in NY and not a licensed attorney and Judge, she still leads the public to believe otherwise. I was fooled. They rush you through the paperwork when you are nervous, edgy and ready to move on with the case. They tell you what each paragraph is allegedly about, but they fail give pertinent details. Then they insist that you sign. Well, afterward you have been made a fool of on national television, you have the time to read over everything and realize that you just signed away your rights to a fair and impartial hearing and you signed away any rights to appeal a decision made by someone acting only as an arbitrator. What a disaster. For entertainment purposes, we have given away our judicial system and the sole purpose of what it was founded for. Of course she is controversial. When you conclude a case on who knows what merits and who knows what laws, you become a controversial figure. We don’t need people like that on any real or fake bench.

    By the way, I must give credit where credit is due, Hair and Makeup did a wonderful job making me look beautiful on television. So, although my case was twisted into an unfair, unrealistic, embarrassing, fake courtroom case with an outcome based on a controversial person’s sick and legally unfounded opinion………………………..I looked pretty!

  • http://601-798-0417 judge maria lopez

    i would like to come & visit your courtroom to see what all goes on. i have always wanted to come on the show & see what kind of cases you get .so i wanted tickets to beable to come & watch the show.

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  • Scott

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  • Justin

    LOL this woman is a sad excuse for a Judge. It amazes me how this woman is a Judge…. Go back to Cuba…

  • Justin

    Marilyn Milan now she is a Judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Richmond

    JUDGE LOPEZ IS A SCAM
    9. Heather Nudelman is completely correct. The entire show is a fraud. Not only is she not a judge or a lawyer, she is a terrible actress. During my time on the show she was taking directions from the shows producers on her hidden earpiece. She tried to hide the fact that she was taking instructions thru her earpiece,but it was so obvious. At times it seemed like she was talking to herself when in fact she was talking back to the producers remarks in her ear.Each time it was my time to defend myself, they changed the direction and ignored me totally. I felt like I was in a circus, with all my proof being ignored and me not being allowed to respond to most issues. After speaking to other people who were also on the show, it seems that they make the person that they have to pay the least amount of money to. They lured me to appear on the show so If i lost i would not have to pay if i lost the case. What they wanted to do was make me do what they thought would be the most entertaining. Minutes before I appeared on the show, they instructed me how to react, which i followed. Little did i know it would cause the judge to get angry. This is all scripted. Their “coaches” / producers job is to make the case work best for them and the show not to your benefit.
    Dont believe what you see on her show it is all an act. She needs to be exposed for the scam artist that she is

  • SirScrotum

    Sorry to hear about that John Richmond. I too was scammed out of my money by her show, I followed wut they told me to do in hopes that the producers were helping my case, wut I found was everyone in the building, backstage and in the courtroom, was out to stab me in the back that day.

    I hope that whole studio burns to the ground, with the whole staff and Ms. Lopez inside, dying an awful, painful, slow, fiery death, it would be appropriate after all the pain and suffering they caused to innocent litigants who thought they would be allowed a somewhat fair shot at presenting their case.

  • SirScrotum

    I also have a question for TLN and people of her type that actually “Think” they like Ms. Lopez.

    What exactly is inspiring about Judge Lopez to you TLN? Do you also dream of becoming a judge who is forced to resign in disgrace, because she let a pedophile walk free? Is committing injustices on the bench and being morally corrupt, wut is so appealing about THAT, to the latin community? IS holding the lowest rated, worst tv judge show an inspiration to you?

    I would hope you could aspire to be better than that, I have more respect for a lot of beaners out their, because they atleast put in an honest days work, and not go out scamming people out of their money and portraying it as their fault, after my editing staff edits out 90% of your evidence after I cut you off midway through your testimony so you can not possibly give an accurate portrayal of your case in my court.

    If this is what you consider a role model, please do the world a favor, and off yourself.

  • Tina

    1/29/08-After watching the show today involving the eviction of a tenant, I decided I would no longer tune in. Judge Maria Lopez’ assistant-bailiff had no reason to snatch the document from the plaintiff. This conduct is typical of what’s wrong with America now. This was rude, unprofessional and demeaning. The second time he snatched it, Ms. Lopez smirked also. People come in the court room all of the time thinking they are right in a matter, the hired help has no right to disrespect people of any persuasion.

  • James

    Tina said on 1/29/08
    “-After watching the show today involving the eviction of a tenant, I decided I would no longer tune in. Judge Maria Lopez’ assistant-bailiff had no reason to snatch the document from the plaintiff. This conduct is typical of what’s wrong with America now. This was rude, unprofessional and demeaning. The second time he snatched it, Ms. Lopez smirked also. People come in the court room all of the time thinking they are right in a matter, the hired help has no right to disrespect people of any persuasion.”

    OH my goodness I agree with you 110%! I saw this episode yesterday, and I was so angry! His attitude has always seemed very unprofessional, and very abrupt, but this episode was the worst. I’m really, really, unhappy the judge didn’t do/say anything to him for that unprofessional act.

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  • Amanda

    I watched a Maria Lopez episode today called “bickering barmaids”. I thought the judge was really rude, insulting, and unfair to the defendant. From what I understood, the defendant gave nearly a month’s notice before she moved out of a shared apartment, but said she would pay her half of the next months rent anyway as a courtesy. Then the plaintiff filled the room with another roomate so the defendant didn’t think it was fair for her to still pay. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE DEFENDANT! The judge awarded the plaintiff the money, insulted the defendent repeatedly and was completely impartial. I tried to put myself in the shoes of the defendant and thought, if that was me I’d want to say “As much as I respect your honorable position as a judge, I deserve some respect too. It is not right for you to speak to me like that.” But you’re at the judge’s mercy. I think that judges should be accountable for their conduct in the court room, but who governs them?

  • Mrs. Gray

    What is that network thinking? This woman is a famous lunatic who lost her judgeship in Massachusetts for berating a lawyer who was prosecuting a pedophile!!!!!!!!!!
    Add to that her complete lack of knowledge of contract law and apparently anything else not to mention her unpleasant speaking voice and I want to know how she got a job painting a court bench let alone sitting on it!
    Amazing…………

  • tf

    Robert Tremaine – if you are still reading these posts, I must respond, as someone who has travelled in Latin America a great deal, to your amazingly ignorant generalizations. I stumbled across this because I was curious as to Judge Maria Lopez’s background, but not because I am a fan of Court TV shows in any way. She claims to have suffered so much as she left Cuba with only 2 suitcases at age 8. My husband, who is Latin American, said “Yes, but those suitcases could have been full of money.” He was making a joke and making a point. (BTW, My husband IS a legal permanent resident who is on his way to dual citizenship and cares deeply about both countries. He is a psychologist and lives in the U.S.A. because of me, though he deeply cares about the progress of this country as well.) On further research, I noted Judge Lopez’s father was a physician in Cuba, so she likely may have arrived with quite a good nest egg under her, helping her go to universities most immigrants might be hard-pressed to afford. But that is not for sure. And I do not mean to suggest that the trauma of immigration at age 8 is not still quite intense, even if your family has money. I just mean to point out that she may be milking it a bit. . . But that is not why I felt impelled to respond.

    Robert Tremaine – Your uninformed hateful post, with no truly comprehensive responses to combat its inaccuracies has fueled in me a need to respond to you and all those who commend your comments. First, the U.S.A. is, first a foremost, a country built of immigrants. We would not exist as the country we are without immigration. Second, there are many democracies throughout Latin America (I believe the majority of them are democracies at present), including a very well functioning one in Chile. It is working better than ours is working, at present, I would say. And don’t say, “Why don’t you go live there.” I already did, for a year and a half, and it is inspiring to live in other countries, get to know people from other countries. This can help us see what we can learn from such experiences to make the U.S.A., country of my birth that I love so dearly, an even better country, living up to its full potential as a functioning participatory democracy with an involved informed electorate. In fact, Chile has been a democracy for most of its long history, except for the 17 years of dictatorship between 1973 and 1990, brought on by a CIA backed coup to overthrow a democratically elected socialist democratic president. Ever heard of our old buddy Pinochet, who the U.S. government loved so much after he and his military junta helped oust Salvador Allende? And, by the way, similar story in Argentina (which you mentioned), where while they do not enjoy the economic stability and success that Chile does, they did return to a democracy in 1983 after a 7 year dictatorship. Both countries currently have female presidents. Back to the original topic – don’t judge Latin America because Judge Lopez is an idiot – judge HER. And don’t say SHE is a powerful Latina role model, look at the Latin American female presidents of democratic countries and see THEM as role models.

    Rather than obsessing over court TV and posting comments, why not spend a few minutes and google the names of some of these Latin American countries, or just go to wikipedia, and start to right the wrongs of our childhood educations that left out crucial teachings on Geography and World Culture? The information is at your fingertips, almost as easy to access as your remote control. Maybe then the idea of “Strength in Diversity” will start to mean something to more people, and we won’t have blogs so filled with such sexism and racism.

    Is it so hard to just say a show SUCKS (which it does) without generalizing about an entire ethnic group or threatening violence against the show’s creators and key players?

    Finally, I won’t be posting here again, as I am not really a habitual blogger, so feel free to respond, but know that I won’t write again. But feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

  • Ken

    Has her show been cancelled ??? Does anyone know ??? It is no longer on KASW in Pheonix, Arizona…. Huuummmmm wonder why. I didn’t always agree with her, but understood that it was a reality TV show with limitations that real courts do not have. It is so easy too look for things that we do not like about another person, IE: color of their hair, color of their skin, the sound of their voice and on and on and on, unfortunatley all of you ney-sayers have more faults than positive attributes and as usual you see only the perceived failures of others and never address your own failings, you see yourselves as Judge, Jury and Executioner. We are truley different, were you see failure I see success. The only failure is your tunnel vision and the inability too see good in a fellow person… For I am blind yet I see more than you ever will……..

  • shadowwatcher13

    Yes…Judge Lopez has been canceled. Finally. For those of you defending her, Google her! Take note of why she resigned as a sitting court judge! I didn’t know her story until I checked to see if this terrible show had finally been canceled. I won’t bore you with the details her, research it yourself. My objection has always been her penchant for stating the obvious and her need to treat her audience like nine year olds! She never once considers that the viewing audience may actually have brains of their own and there is no need to spell out every decision in painful simple speak. Judge Milan gives us credit, she never explains or defends her decisions, she doesn’t have to! Judge Lopez cannot be that bright if she feels she must explain her simplistic style and elementary conclusions! I am very pleased to see this show gone, perhaps replacing it with reruns of Sesame Street would be more intellectually challenging than this disgraced judge’s sad attempts at entertainment/enlightenment! That said – c3po – are you her husband or something? Most people find her gravelly voice and b’doh facial expressions off-putting. Her lack of animation bodes as poorly for the bedroom as it does for the viewing public.

  • Roberta

    I too, am GLAD her show is cancelled. And as a half-Latina and American, I will say it has NOTHING to do with race. I was reading posts all the way from 2006, and I see that her show has been long-hated. I found her irritating at best, but the turning point for me was, as two very observant bloggers above me mentioned, when her Bailiff Pete, snatched a document away from a plantiff, TWICE during the show. The plaintiff told him, in a mild and professional tone that he had no cause to snatch the documents, and Pete pretty much told him to shut up. That REALLY ticked me off. That plantiff had done nothing to deserve that kind of disrespect on national television. In fact, I have NEVER observed a more arrogant bailiff than Pete, and a more irritating judge than Lopez. She was cheesy and insulting and was unjustly condescending.
    I don’t watch Judge Milan; not because I don’t like her, but she airs during my favorite other shows. However, I have seen her before and I think that there is NO comparison between her and Lopez OR Judge Judy. See, the difference between Judge Judy as far as her yelling, and Lopez’ antics is huge. Judge Judy doesn’t see the need to blurt out things about race at all. And when she yells, she is going off on people that need to be gone off on. She is a REAL judge and fair, and deserves the respect she demands. As does Judge Alex, Judge Mathis, Judge Karen, and Judge Lynn Toler. All of these judges are fair and open-minded and not cheesy, with an arrogant Bailiff. That is why they are still on the air. Race has nothing to do with it. You all see Judge David Young came on when Lopez did and he’s STILL here. Bottom line is being Cuban has nothing to do with her being an idiot, she just is; along with her hateful bailiff, and that is the main reason why she had low ratings and was, thus, cancelled.

    And to correct the ignorant statements by that “Tremaine” person, you aren’t the only one who bled in a war. My Father is Puerto-Rican and he fought in the Vietnam war. Racist white men kill me playing the “veteran” card, like they are the only ones who fought a war. If anything, show some respect to your fellow Americans that fought (and DIED) with you, most of whom are Black, Asian, and Latino.
    In fact, it’s funny to me how SOME whites (clearly not respresenting all Whites) are quick to hollar, “Go back to your own country!”, when they aren’t original citizens themselves! If anything, the Native Americans have the right to point your ignorant asses out of here. After Columbus came over here with his nasty self, and killed most of the Native Americans off with disease, the thieves that came after him decided to go get slaves from Africa who they beat to death while THEY actually built this country on their backs! Then, they are rewarded with “freedom”, only to get pushed to the back of lines, buses and restaurants, but were in the FRONT when it came time for war. Just ask Crispus Attucks. Then they come home, can’t vote and are STILL segregated, until people like Jane Pittman, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. decided enough was enough. No violence involved, just standing up for what they thought was right. And how are their actions addressed? Some coward racist shoots King for wanting peace.

    So the next time someone like “Tremaine” wants to be an ignorant racist, pack your own bags because this is not your country either. Secondly, I just pray that Latino and other cultures don’t think like you because if that were the case, we are the laughing stock of the world, thanks to Bush’s dumbass. He never fought one war in his life, yet, has managed to cause the most destruction in the history of this country and STILL hasn’t found Bin Laden. Not to mention the fact that we are damn near bankrupt.
    And as far as calling other countries ignorant, what kind of democracy are WE when most of the people in this country are against bilingual people???? You see, only IGNORANT people make statements like, “Speak English or go home!”, because they are too lazy to learn another language. Yet, you go to other countries for vacation and get fighting mad if no one speaks English.
    In conclusion, I’ll say this-Judge Lopez is an idiot, and her record speaks so, but she does NOT represent the whole Latino, Chicano, and Hispanic race. And thank GOD most of us don’t think like “Tremaine”, or we’ll all think that White people are all racists that are too ignorant to learn, and that no one else belongs here but people like him, even though ALL races fought and DIED for this country and the saddest thing of all is that when ANY soldier was wounded or killed, race no longer mattered because they ALL bled RED.