TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 22, 2015

The Certiorari Printer Supreme Court Press has named Baumgartner v. United States, to be its "Petition of the Month." The petition for writ of certiorari asks whether former Knox County Judge Richard Baumgartner can be convicted of concealing a crime under the federal misprision statute based on speech that occurred with individuals unconnected with law enforcement or an investigation. Specifically, federal prosecutors alleged that character references he made to help a person, whom he knew to be a drug addict, were acts of concealment. Virtual Strategy magazine has more.