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Suspect in Pa. cop ambush said he acted ‘in the name of Islam,’ police confirm


Suspect in Pa. cop ambush said he acted 'in the name of Islam,' police confirmThe man caught in surveillance footage ambushing a Philadelphia officer in a squad car, shooting him multiple times, claimed he acted "in the name of Islam," police said at a news conference Friday.The suspect's gun had been stolen from police in 2013, Commissioner Richard Ross said.The man wore "Muslim garb," a law enforcement source... Continue Reading...

A Busy Year for Securities Class Actions


A Busy Year for Securities Class ActionsThe number of securities class-action lawsuits filed in federal courts last year ticked up to the highest level in several years.That’s according to an early analysis by D&O Diary’s Kevin LaCroix, who reports that the 186 federal court securities lawsuits filed in 2015 was the most recorded in a single year since 2011. Last year’s figure was more than 9% above 2014's... Continue Reading...

Obama’s Gun Plan: A Legal Assessment


Obama’s Gun Plan: A Legal AssessmentPresident Barack Obama’s executive moves on gun policy won’t likely run afoul of the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment precedents, which in 2008 for the first time recognized an individual right to own firearms and have rejected local ordinances that effectively outlawed handgun possession.Much of the president’s program appears to fall under his discretion, such as plans to seek new funding for mental health... Continue Reading...
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