Thursday, May 21, 2015

Baumgartner Vs. United States is 'petition of the month' for May

In March, we broke the news that lawyers for disgraced former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case, arguing federal prosecutors went too far in trying to apply an arcane area of the law.

Don Bosch and Ann Short submitted their bid, called a petition for certiorari, to the court. They're waiting to hear if the U.S. solicitor general, which oversees U.S. litigation before the court, responds. An April 3 deadline has been set for the response.

You can find the story RIGHT HERE.

It should be noted that the attorneys are not arguing whether the ex-judge is innocent (we all know the dude pleaded guilty), but rather whether the feds had any right to meddle in the case.

Well, the Supreme Court Press, which touts itself as the legal brief preparation and printing for the U.S. Supreme Court, has selected it for "Petition of the Month" for May.

You can read about it RIGHT HERE.

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