After the biggest Atlantic storm on record struck the New Jersey shore last October, Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers was asked repeatedly if the town would rebuild in time to welcome summer tourists. “Oh, no problem,” he’d reply.
A judge allowing James Holmes to plead insanity to charges of murdering 12 people in a shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater would “stop the clock” on the case, further delay his trial, and almost guarantee an appeal, a former prosecutor and a law professor said.
James Holmes, facing a death penalty trial on charges that he murdered 12 people in a shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater in July, will plead not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers said.
The University of Colorado and a psychiatrist who counseled James Holmes, charged with first- degree murder for a movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead, were sued by the wife of a victim of the July rampage.
James Holmes, accused of opening fire in a Colorado movie theater in July and killing 12 people, should face the death penalty, according to a prosecutor who said the law requires him to be “minister of justice.”
Vikram Pandit, who abruptly resigned today as chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., was among the most vocal critics of shadow banking, the lightly regulated lending that can mask risk in the financial system. He was also among the kings of the business.
Congress is debating the biggest rewrite of U.S. partnership rules in 60 years, which may lead to higher taxes for real estate and finance businesses or prompt them to restructure operations to avoid new costs.