Here’s Who Judge Judy Endorsed for President in 2020 (2023)

Judge Judy is notoriously quiet about her political affiliations, but endorsed a presidential hopeful this year. Who does she support for president?

Here’s Who Judge Judy Endorsed for President in 2020 (1)

By Kate Brierley

Sep. 17 2020, Updated 6:26 p.m. ET

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Judith Susan Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is the kind of boss lady who commands attention. And she has been since her self-titled small-claims courtroom show made its debut in 1996. The wildly popular show will come to an end in 2021 after an impressive 25 seasons.

As for Judge Judy herself? She’s the highest-paid television host in the country. She is now worth a whopping $440 million and counting, as Forbes reports, which lands her on the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.

And we’ll see more of her as the 77-year-old’s new show, Judy Justice, is already in the works. OK, now that we’re caught up with her uber-successful career, what about her political affiliations? As it turns out, there’s some news to share on that front.

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So, who does Judge Judy support for president?

In January of 2020, Judge Judy made it known that she supported former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for president.

But shortly after, in March 2020, he officially dropped out of the 2020 presidential race as a Democratic candidate and endorsed Joe Biden, as CNBC reports, “saying the former vice president has the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump.”

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Who did Judge Judy endorse?

Michael Bloomberg was the first political candidate that Judge Judy endorsed, and it happened back in January 2020.

"When I looked at the field of 2020 candidates, for one reason or another, although I'm sure they're all very nice people, there was no other voice for me other than a voice of someone who has experience in governance,” she shared on The View.

She went on to share her respect for the former mayor as a self-made man, though some cited his exorbitant wealth as a deterring factor in his candidacy.

“New York City has the most diverse population of any place else in the United States of America. Things were run effectively and efficiently during his 12 years as mayor. He’s a brilliant, self-made guy who runs and manages thousands of people, and has for 30 years.”

Judge Judy has not publicly endorsed any other candidate since.

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Is Judge Judy a Republican?

No, Judge Judy is not a Republican — she’s a registered Independent.

And for being so outspoken, she’s known for being hush-hush about her political opinions in general, leaving people surprised when she stepped out in support of Michael Bloomberg. He ran for mayor as a Republican and an independent before returning to the Democratic Party.

At one point, there were rumors swirling that Judge Judy could possibly be Donald Trump’s 2020 running mate.

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She quickly put those rumors to bed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

And on the contrary, she has publicly called the president’s actions “a plague of disrespectful political discourse,” as the Chicago Tribune reports, wanting to do her part to help the nation heal by backing an able candidate.

Judge Judy has spoken, and many are waiting to see if she’ll speak out again. We’ll keep you posted!


How accurate is Judge Judy? ›

The cases are real -- but the proceeding is an arbitration. Though Judge Judith Sheindlin once presided in a New York courtroom, her role on TV is technically that of an arbitrator, The Consumerist website reports. This goes for other TV judges as well.

Is Judge Judy's net worth? ›

So… What's Her Net Worth? Celebrity Net Worth claims that Judge Judy's net worth is approximately $440 million…for now. And TBH, that is fair since Judy is quite literally daytime television royalty.

What is the famous Judge Judy saying? ›

"You say no, I say yes; I win, I'm the judge." "I'm old; I can only do one thing at a time.

How did Judge Judy get her show? ›

She later became a judge in 1982 and a supervising judge in 1986. Her tough reputation earned her media buzz, first in a 1993 Los Angeles Times profile and later that year in a 60 Minutes segment that caught the attention of a CBS production company. Judge Judy premiered on Sept. 16, 1996.

Do people agree to be on Judge Judy? ›

One key aspect of court TV shows like Judge Judy, is that both parties have to agree to be on the show. If one party doesn't agree, the case will not be featured on the court tv show.

Are Judge Judy rulings final? ›

Participants are forced to sign a waiver before their appearance that Judge Judy's decisions are final, but in extreme cases, they have been overruled. In 2000, a New York Family Court overruled one of her decisions, claiming that she ruled on an "issue over which the television judge did not have jurisdiction."

Is Judge Judy's partner a female? ›

Who pays when they lose on Judge Judy? ›

#5—On Judge Judy, the losing party doesn't pay.

On Judge Judy, both sides are offered appearance fees, a daily wage and travel expenses for the duration of the taping. Once a decision is made, producers pay it to the victorious party.

How much money does Judge Judy make per show? ›

How much money does Judge Judy make per episode? She makes $900,000 every day on her show.

What is Judge Judy's faith? ›

Since 1996, when Judge Judy premiered, her no-nonsense style and tart tongue have kept the ratings of her nationally syndicated program sky high. Sheindlin has infiltrated popular culture as the unabashedly strong Jewish mother to a nation of misguided people who desperately need her.

What are some little known facts about Judge Judy? ›

Judge Judy
  • In October 2013, it was reported that Judy Sheindlin is the highest-paid star on television. ...
  • The $5,000 limit on the verdicts is actually the appearance fee given to the plaintiff and defendant from the show. ...
  • In 2012 alone, the series brought in $230,000,000 in advertising for the network.

What does Judge Judy say about the truth? ›

"If you tell the truth you don't have to have a good memory. Try to keep good friends and keep your enemies closer until you find out you can annihalate them." Her granddaughter is the law clerk on "Judy Justice" and recently graduated from New York Law School where Sheindlin presented her with her degree.

Has Judge Judy ever been sued? ›

Lawsuits. In March 2013, a lawsuit was filed against Sheindlin by Patrice Jones, the estranged wife of Randy Douthit (executive producer of Sheindlin's Judge Judy and later Judy Justice court shows).

Where does Judge Judy tape her show? ›

For its entire 25-season run, Judge Judy taped at the Sunset Bronson Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. In alternating weeks, Sheindlin, who owns a home in New York among other cities/states, flew out on her private jet to tape her show, typically Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Who is Judge Judy's current partner? ›

Jacqueline Weiss is a contributing writer at PEOPLE. She has been working at PEOPLE since 2022. Her work has previously appeared in Food & Wine, Insider and Apartment Therapy. Judge Judy Sheindlin and her husband, Jerry Sheindlin, have been together for over 40 years.

How much do guests get paid on Judge Judy? ›

How Much Do Guests Make On Judge Judy? Earnings from Judge Judy apparently varied widely throughout its seasons, and it seems no exact figures have ever been released. However, Distractify reported that various litigants provided earnings information, saying they received anywhere from $100 to $500.

Why do they have to leave the papers on Judge Judy? ›

The participants' travel expenses are paid by the show, as are the monetary settlements. The papers that can't be removed could be anything: their contracts for the show, the settlement agreements, NDAs, etc. The fact that they can't take the paperwork is outlined in the contracts they sign to be on the show.

What is the difference between Judge Judy and Justice Judy? ›

Judy Justice is an American streaming arbitration-based reality court show presided over by former Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin. Judy Justice is both a spin-off and continuation of courtroom series Judge Judy (1996–2021).

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