A Tennessee judge ordered a name change for a baby named “Messiah”. He was later fired after her decision was found unconstitutional on appeal—she had previously stated, “That title has only been earned by one person and that person is Jesus Christ.”
The “Holbrook Holiday” is a creative punishment invented by an Ohio judge. Instead of a standard jail term, he takes a holiday away from the criminal for the next several years by making them report to jail for the holiday.
In 2005, a New York Judge jailed 46 people when a cell phone rang in Court and no one took responsibility.
There is a judge in Ohio who has sentenced people to spend a night in the woods alone (animal abandonment), be homeless for 24hrs (stealing a Salvation Army kettle), and stay silent or listen to classical music for a day (noise complaints).
A real court case was ordered by a judge to be settled by rock-paper-scissors.