Memphis Judges Recuse Themselves from Brown's Case

All 10 criminal court judges in the 30th Judicial District have recused themselves from hearing former Shelby County judge and TV personality Joe Brown’s contempt-of-court case, the Commercial Appeal reports. The judges cite Brown’s former role as a local judge as the reason. The contempt case was originally set to be heard on April 4 but has been postponed until the state Supreme Court can appoint a special judge. Brown was charged with contempt after an outburst before Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold “Hal” Horne last week. Brown called the court “a circus” and a “sorry operation.” In related news, the Memphis Daily News looks at how the charge may affect Brown's campaign and the larger Democractic Party's election chances.