I have no problem with that, in general. But if someone is in the position to judge facts and make a binding decision, that person needs to do the necessary research to understand those facts or refuse the case due to their inability to understand it. Instead, JJ just dismisses any facts she can’t understand, as if they’re irrelevant or made up, and makes decisions anyway. Then, she treats the litigants as if they’re bothersome grandkids who woke nana up from her nap. She’s getting paid more than any judge on earth and loves to talk about how many years of schooling went into preparing for that job, yet she can’t be bothered to even pretend to do that job anymore. She has a staff that she could use to do that research and explain things to her. She has producers that could skip cases based on current tech. I’m all for her dismisssing litigants’ ridiculous lies, but not dismissing basic facts because she ‘doesn’t use that machine.’ She just ends up looking like a moron.
In fact, it’s not just the tech cases anymore, but anything case that’s a bit complicated. I think she totally screwed up on a dog case today. The breeder was supposed to get breeding/showing rights to a dog in exchange for not charging a purchase price. Then, the guy who got the dog decided to breach that agreement. JJ made him pay the purchase price of $2100, but not the $3200 surgery bill for the dog. I assume the breeder only paid that money in reliance on the contract they had for her to breed/show the dog. She certainly wouldn’t have paid vet bills for a puppy she had sold and had no claim to. Ultimately, it cost the breeder $1100 to give this guy a dog. JJ just dismissed it with her usual ‘I don’t care’ because the surgery happened years ago. She didn’t look at the big picture of how those expenses were tied to their agreement. It seems like her mental capacity is waning and she can only handle very simplified cases. I’m sure nobody in the production company wants to ruin this cash cow by admitting that. I wonder if we’ll get to the point where she just looks confused and annoyed at every case before dismissing it and walking off the bench. We’ll get half a dozen cases per episode that way!