Day: March 21, 2020

Lawmakers could face legal scrutiny for stock selloffs before virus-driven market crash, analysts say

WASHINGTON – A handful of U.S. senators who face mounting criticism for selling off personal stocks before a coronavirus-driven market crash could draw legal scrutiny beyond an Ethics Committee review requested by a Republican lawmaker swept up in the controversy, analysts said Friday. While the four lawmakers have denied […]

Coronavirus is altering operations in the trenches of America’s criminal justice system

WASHINGTON – In the name of social distancing, officials in at least two Oklahoma counties have agreed to suspend warrants for suspects in non-violent crimes, including vehicle thefts. Authorities in Maine have permanently dropped warrants in more than 12,000 cases involving unpaid fines, restitution and other sanctions. Similarly in Minnesota, […]