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Being a judge is about more than doling out justice to those who come before your bench -- it's about wielding that gavel with style. We're sure Judge Donnell Rawlings has that covered on "Guy Court," a sneak peek of which airs Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2. Here are some of our other favorite judges from history, movies and television.
1. Judge Dredd
In the future, every judge will be a cop, a jury and an executioner all rolled into one. Or, as Judge Dredd succinctly puts it, "I AM THE LAW!" Don't even think about jaywalking.
2. Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat
This guy doesn't suffer fools. If you giggle the wrong way in his courtroom, he'll double your bond. And if you flip him off, you better get used to your prison bunk.
3. Judge Judy
She's the highest-paid host on television (pulling in $47 million every year), but that hasn't made her soft. For once, it's OK to be scared of a 70-year-old lady.
4. Harry Stone
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The main character on the show "Night Court," played by Harry Anderson, who was a real-life con artist before becoming a highly successful actor. Getting paid to pretend to be a judge is a pretty happy ending for a guy who scammed people out of their money.
5. Francis Evans Cornish
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A Canadian judge in the 1800s, Francis Evans Cornish found himself guilty of public intoxication and issued a fine for five dollars, which he then dismissed based on prior "good behavior." If that's not motivation to go to law school, we don't know what is.
+ Watch "In Guy Code We Trust: The Guy Court Preview Special" tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, and regular "Guy Court" episodes every Wednesday beginning November 6