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Tell everyone Closed courtrooms only protect bad judges and lawyers, says Judge Judy

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AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS judge has told a former Minister for Justice that Ireland should have cameras in every courtroom.

Speaking to Nora Owen on TV3's Midweek, Judge Judy said closed courtrooms protect two things – bad judges and bad lawyers.

"They also protect bad institutions that serve those courts, such as social services," she continued. "They should be there as the norm. If you have a specific exclusion, then you make it."

Judy Sheindlin passed the New York bar in 1965 and was appointed as a judge to New York's family court by Mayor Ed Koch in 1982.


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