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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 15, 2014

Senior Judge Paul Summers, who has been assigned to preside over former judge Joe Brown’s contempt-of-court appeal, ordered both sides to file “concise” briefs by the end of the day Thursday, the Commercial Appeal reports. Brown, a retired judge and TV personality, was held in contempt and sentenced to five days in jail by Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold “Hal” Horne after Brown called the juvenile court “a circus” and a “sorry operation.” Summers requested briefs on whether the appeal belongs in the local criminal court or in an appellate court. He scheduled a May 2 hearing on the matter.