||[2016, when asked if she would run with Donald Trump as Vice President on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)] It would be nice if he had somebody who had good experience with government to act as a running mate. That would seem logical to me, and quite frankly, I don't. I know the family court, and I know my little television courtroom, and I'm too old, and I don't like to work so hard...and it doesn't pay enough.
||[on California's approval of Prop 8, which denies gay marriage] We've got a lot of trouble in this country. We've got a lot of trouble in the world. Why the state should be interested in proscribing the word marriage from two people who love each other, who are responsible, tax-paying, productive people, who have created a family ... why the state would have an interest in proscribing that kind of conduct, I don't understand. I understand the anger about poverty. I understand the anger about AIG. I understand the problem about the banks. I understand the problem about Afghanistan and the Taliban and everything else. But I don't understand the preoccupation with gays being permitted to marry.
||In our country, indigent people are given free legal counsel. That is fine and good, but nowhere in the Constitution does it say that you are entitled to a free ride.
||Lawyers are always asking me if I will cut some slack for their clients. My standard answer is this is not Let's Make a Deal (1963).
||My personal belief is that we have to get kids' attention, and fast. A period on a chilly upstate facility can be a great attitude adjuster.