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Judge Joe Brown (pictured), whose syndicated and wildly popular and now-defunct eponymous TV show ran for 15 years, has now entered a political race, running for district attorney general for Shelby County, Tenn., according to Web Pro News.

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Brown, who is a Democrat, was a criminal court judge for 10 years in Memphis before stepping down to hit the Tinsel Town spotlight. Brown will be running against incumbent Amy Weirich, a Republican.

The debonair judge whose hard-hitting erudite responses made those who stood before him feel like mental midgets, made headlines earlier this year when he was arrested and jailed, after a Shelby County Juvenile Court magistrate found him in contempt of court five times during a contentious hearing.

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At the time of Brown’s arrest, Weirich’s campaign manager had this to say about Brown’s court antics, “That sort of disrespectful circus stunt may get Hollywood ratings, but this is real life and real people, and Joe Brown knows better. He should be ashamed of himself.”

The good judge is appealing the charges.

During his 10 years holding the gavel, Brown developed a rep for imposing creative sentences. He once ordered an out-of-town businessman caught transporting drugs through the county to apologize for his crimes in a letter in the newspaper.  In another one of his cases, an admitted child molester was ordered to confess to his Sunday church congregation, something the church was totally against.

On August 7th, voters will get to make their decision on whether Brown or Weirich will be best suited for the job in Tennessee’s largest county.

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