TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Oct 5, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term today and NPR released its list of cases to watch that includes abortion regulations and affirmative action disputes. The Court rejected hundreds of appeals today, including an appeal by Richard Baumgartner, the former Knox County Criminal Court judge convicted in 2013 of lying to cover up his mistress’s drug crimes. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that attorneys Ann Short and Donald A. Bosch filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review misprision of a felony – the law under which Baumgartner was convicted – and to determine if the law properly applied in Baumgartner’s case.