Tennessee Supreme Court won’t hear judge Joe Brown’s appeal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court.

Multiple media outlets report that the court issued a one-sentence ruling Aug. 14 denying Brown’s application to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling from March. That ruling upheld Brown’s 5-day jail sentence stemming from an outburst last year in Shelby County Juvenile Court.

Brown was jailed for part of a day after Juvenile Court officials said he caused an outburst in the courtroom in March 2014 while there representing a client. Magistrate Harold Horne initially sentenced Brown to one day in jail, but upped the sentence to five days after a verbal exchange with Brown.

In his appeal, Brown said an audio recording of the proceedings was manipulated.