FILE - In a Aug. 22, 2009 file photo, Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, left, listens as Knox County Assistant District Attorney Takisha Fitzgerald crosses examines murder ... more 
FILE - In a Aug. 22, 2009 file photo, Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, left, listens as Knox County Assistant District Attorney Takisha Fitzgerald crosses examines murder defendant Letalvis "Rome" Cobbins, in Knoxville, Tenn. A finding that Baumgartner was high on prescription pills during the last two years of his career is calling into question convictions in many of the criminal cases he handled. The outcome could overwhelm the court system in Knox County, Tennessee's third-largest county, with cases that must be retried because the judge was high. Another judge has already tossed out the convictions from this high-profile murder case and ordered new trials. Baumgartner stepped down from the bench and pleaded guilty in March 2011 to a single count of official misconduct. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT, MAGS OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary, File
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