"She hasn't an extra $10 million to throw around, a fact he certainly already knows. The taxpayers don't have any extra money to throw around, a fact this entire city already knows. If the judge sitting on the case had b - - - s, he'd dismiss the case without it costing Joe Schmo as well as Liza Minnelli a fortune.
"Today, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Enough there are fights over maintenance and child support. Now, suddenly, the law will allow you to file a suit and say you were battered physically or emotionally? Now, suddenly, we'll have to litigate two cases? A divorce and a civil case? We mustn't let our justice system be abused by this. Such nonsense has to be dismissed before we're burdened with court costs of stenographers, bailiffs and the cast of thousands.
"Our courts are overburdened. Judges have legitimate cases backed up. Cases that have merit can't get on the docket because of nonsense like this. Somebody should tell that judge to use the b - - - s he was born with and dismiss it."
-- Judge Judy Sheindlin as quoted by Cindy Adams in the New York Post