Legal and disciplinary reviews continue behind closed doors, but former Judge Mary Ann Gunn’s claim for fame and riches on reality TV — built on her state drug court experience — will head to syndicated stations at the end of the month. A new trailer is going around for the show, “Last Shot with Judge Gunn.” Call it a first shot at what you can expect. She can ride a motorcycle! She can drive a tractor! She can ride a horse! She can warm the heart of a grizzly bear of an outlaw biker! Her daughter thinks she’s cool!
Can she follow the law and court rules in protecting court records? Has she coerced people into appearing on TV? Is she trading on drug court defendants in her current commercial enterprise? Will legitimate service agencies encourage sick people to get on TV for political or pecuniary reasons? These are more interesting questions.