Con to the question "Should Insider Trading by Congress Be Allowed?"
"Members of Congress and federal employees often have early access to sensitive information that can seriously affect the stock market. Unfortunately, there is a very real potential for this information to be used improperly. As we work to strengthen our economy, the STOCK [Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge] Act will not only help rebuild trust in our markets, but also ensure the integrity of this Congress."
Press Release, "Brian Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Insider Trading on Capitol Hill," www.baird.house.gov, Jan. 27, 2009
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to insider trading issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to insider trading issues.