TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 2, 2014

Senior Judge Paul G. Summers, who is acting as a special judge in the case of former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown’s contempt citation, ruled today that Brown was in contempt during an outburst in March before Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold “Hal” Horne. He then turned to the issue of whether the appeal of the contempt charge was improperly filed in criminal court instead of an appellate court. As Brown’s attorneys argued for the appeal, Summers replied, “Sounds to me like you’re wanting to have an extra charge lodged against your client,” WREG News Channel 3 reports. He ultimately decided to send the case to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.