Review the archived local media reports of the downfall of Judge Richard Baumgartner and the fall out of his judicial misconduct in the Christan-Newsom murder cases.
- Why do you think his misconduct on the bench went unreported by other court personnel?
- Do you think the legal and career consequences he suffered are adequate for what he has admitted to doing?
- Who do you think, other than the judge, should be held responsible for the outcome of this situation?
- Summarize briefly what the effect has been on the cases tried by Judge Baumgartner.
- What safeguards do you think could be put in place to prevent a similar event?