Battle to Release Baumgartner Files Hits Potential Roadblock

Defense attorneys for former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner have filed a motion for “relief” from U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifford Shirley’s order to redact personal identifiable information within the entire Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report probing Baumgartner’s prescription drug abuse. Attorney Donald A. Bosch called the order onerous for his firm and suggested three alternatives including extending the deadline, removing the compact disc from public record or removing it and replacing it with an electronic copy of the 155 pages of the file that Judge Kerry Blackwell already released. Knoxnews has the story.