Menéndez Lawyers Call for Mistrial

Lawyers for Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) formally declared in a new court filing Sunday that they will seek a mistrial, declaring that U.S. District Judge William Walls is biased and has prevented them from presenting a case. Lawyers for his co-defendant, Dr. Salomón Melgen, have done the same. Walls is almost certain to rule against them. Walls already has denied previous motions to have the case thrown out, most recently two weeks ago when defense attorneys alleged prosecutors hadn't proved evidence of bribery under a narrowed definition of the crime stemming from a SCOTUS decision last year. But this latest effort most certainly sets grounds for an appeal. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross