Former TV judge Joe Brown can’t practice law in Tennessee

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In this handout photo provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, former TV court judge Joe Brown is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for contempt of court March 24, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown was representing a client in juvenile court when he allegedly became verbally abusive when he was told his case was not on the court docket. He was sentenced to five days in jail but later released on his own recognizance. (Photo by Shelby County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown cannot practice law in Tennessee under an order from the state Supreme Court. According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/292mXhT), the state's highest court has placed Brown on disability inactive status, which designates that a lawyer is temporarily disabled and incapacitated from practicing law. Lawyers can resume practice when they prove to the court that the disability has been removed. Production company Celebritunity says Brown is suffering from complications from type II diabetes "and the effects of prescribed medication for the condition combined with hypertension and stress." Brown unsuccessfully ran for Shelby County district attorney in 2014. He was jailed for five days last September for contempt of court

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown cannot practice law in Tennessee under an order from the state Supreme Court.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the state’s highest court has placed Brown on disability inactive status, which designates that a lawyer is temporarily disabled and incapacitated from practicing law. Lawyers can resume practice when they prove to the court that the disability has been removed.

Production company Celebritunity says Brown is suffering from complications from type II diabetes “and the effects of prescribed medication for the condition combined with hypertension and stress.”

Brown unsuccessfully ran for Shelby County district attorney in 2014. He was jailed for five days last September for contempt of court stemming from an outburst in Juvenile Court in March 2014.

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