I once enjoyed Judge Judy. But the incident in her court with the puppy and lawsuit against her involving the China (specifically her remarks about how the woman should "get a job", which has nothing to do with whether or not something the woman already bought with her husband belongs to her or not.
Honestly, in American courtroom dramas, most of the judges seem to speak out against people on social security or disability. I believe this is because the public feels the need to vilify one specific social group to feel in control of a situation (the economic trouble we're face) they have no real control over.
The last good courtroom drama I've ever seen was "All Rise For Julian Clary".