Former Judge Brown Considers DA Race

Former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has a qualifying petition out to run in the Democratic primary for district attorney general, the Memphis Daily News reports. His entry into the race would be the only opposition Republican incumbent Amy Weirich has drawn from either party so far. Brown, who has until Feb. 20 to make his decision, said, “I haven’t quite made up my mind if I’m going to do this because I’ve got some business matters that I’ve got to wrap up and get secure. But I would love to do it.” Brown’s syndicated court show, “Judge Joe Brown,” was cancelled by CBS last March ending a 15-year run as the second highest-rated court show on television.