News alert: Judge Judy does NOT serve on the Supreme Court.
Nearly 10% of college graduates think Judith Sheindlin, aka TV’s Judge Judy, is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, according to a recent poll.
That would make her Justice Judy, which she is not. She IS a lawyer, but petty courtroom squabbles are her specialty, not immigration law or abortion or heavy stuff like that.
The poll of 1,000 was taken last summer and concluded that college graduates “are alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and heritage.”
But wait, there’s more bad news. We’ll use small words for you 10%.
Grads also scored low in knowing things about the creation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, how Constitutional amendments and presidential impeachments work, and nearly half didn’t know Congress could declare war.
That last one is really one you might need to know outside the classroom.
To be fair, though, no one on the SCOTUS has a TV show.