TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 15, 2013

The parents of murder victims Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are advocating for changes in the law regarding drug screening for judges, WATE New 6 reports. The people convicted in the killings were granted new trials after it was revealed that the judge in the original case, Richard Baumgartner, was addicted to painkillers and pleaded guilty to official misconduct. "For somebody that is in charge and controls something as important as our justice system, I think they should be susceptible to a drug screening," said Gary Christian.