Do Corporate Boards Need More Millennials?

Aging corporate boards are getting lessons on how to foster the next generation of directors. Younger directors remain rare but they’re increasingly in demand for their skills and perspectives on topics such as cybersecurity, e-commerce and marketing to millennials. They can also bring diversity to otherwise “pale, male and stale” boardrooms. The next generation of […]

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Supreme Court hears arguments in criminal procedure cases

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two criminal procedure cases. In Ayestas v. Davis [transcript, PDF] the petitioner, Carlos Manuel Ayestas, a Texas death-row inmate, filed a habeas petition for ineffective assistance of counsel. The case challenges 18 USC § 3599(f), which provides that “federal courts in capital […]

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Catalonia leaders face rebellion charges after declaring independence

Spanish Attorney General José Manuel Maza [official profile] on Monday charged the former president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont [official profile, in Catalan], and other top Catalan officials with rebellion, sedition, embezzlement and malfeasance related to the region’s declaration of independence last week. Maza filed two separate complaints against the main Catalan political leaders, who declared […]

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