Daily Archive: Friday, May 5, 2017

U.S. chief justice taps New York judge to handle Puerto Rico bankruptcy

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday appointed a federal judge based in Manhattan to oversee Puerto Rico’s landmark bankruptcy case two days after the island’s government filed for protection from creditors. In a brief statement, Roberts said he had designated U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the