Jury selection for senator’s trial underway

NEWS SCAN A closed court proceeding interrupted jury selection Tuesday in the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., with his attorneys later saying he pleaded not guilty to a superseding indictment that was handed up last fall. Menendez’s co-defendant, Florida ophthalmologist and political contributor


HSBC Currency Scheme May Have Involved 11 Others, U.S. Says

A foreign exchange front-running conspiracy at HSBC Holdings Plc may have involved at least 11 bank employees beyond the two executives who have been charged with crimes, a prosecutor said. Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange cash trading in London, is scheduled to


The Need for Remedies to Combat Fraud in Ballot Initiatives

Equal opportunity initiatives will always remain a hotly contested issue that incites passionate political action – so much so that it even inspires wealthy businessmen to lead a political crusade against affirmative action policies. People decide their stance on these issues based on their own


The Trump Presidency’s Most Urgent Peril

NEWS SCAN Strictly speaking, insanity is not a proper medical or psychiatric term, but rather a more-or-less acceptable legal description. Nonetheless, as a convenient shorthand for exploring mental illness or emotional debility in current presidential decision-making circumstances, the term is apt and useful. In essence,


Era Infra Insolvency Case Stuck In Limbo

A special bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), New Delhi has sought clarity on the insolvency proceedings against Era Infra Engineering Ltd from the president of the tribunal. In an order dated Monday, the special bench stated that the president of the NCLT,