Menendez Play For DC Trial Could Yield Friendlier Jury

Law360, Jersey City (May 27, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT) -- U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's bid to move his corruption trial from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., which prosecutors bashed in a recent court filing, could be a play for a more sympathetic and politically neutral jury with less-concentrated exposure to negative pretrial publicity.

The skirmish over the proper venue for the case in which the New Jersey Democrat is accused of trading his official assistance for gifts and campaign contributions from co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen ramped up Tuesday, as the government argued that the matter should remain in New Jersey.

In New Jersey, the government would have a pool of Menendez...

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