In oh-jeez-that’s-the-world-we-live-in news, an alarming number of college grads think that Judge Judy hears cases … on the Supreme Court.
The depressing news comes inside a report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
“There is a crisis in American civic education,” reads the reports. “Survey after survey shows that recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America’s history and
heritage. They cannot identify the term lengths of members of Congress, the substance of the First Amendment, or the origin of the separation of powers. They do not know the Father of the Constitution, and nearly 10% say that Judith Sheindlin – “Judge Judy” – is on the Supreme Court.
ACTA commissioned a survey and found that 9.6% of respondents – all college graduates – marked that Judge Judy was a member of the highest judicial body in the land.
The survey also found some other depressing information about our supposed best and brightest, including the fact that 40% of respondents didn’t know Congress can declare war and less than half knew that when Presidents are impeached, they are tried in the Senate.
But the Judge Judy thing really is the kicker, here.
Below, you’ll see a photo of Judge Judy being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1982:
Judge Sheindlin getting appointed to the bench! pic.twitter.com/voAgmYeZSh
— Judge Judy (@JudgeJudy) December 9, 2015
Please figure this out, America. It’s getting embarrassing.