WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon. Eight community college students and a teacher were killed before the gunman fatally shot himself in front of his victims after he was wounded by police.
A recent nationwide poll conducted by political scientists from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky shows that by a wide margin, Americans strongly favor equal treatment under the law over respecting individual religious beliefs when the two come into conflict. Show More Summary
The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.The city has a reputation for having some...
In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass...
Katie Kennedy (John Marshall--Chicago) and Israel Goldowitz (Pension Ben. Guar. Corp.), members of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) Law Student Outreach Committee have written to tell us of a couple of exciting opportunities for law students to...
In the wake of the horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College, Americans are once again wondering why such incidents don't lead to new gun laws. One reason, of course, is the National Rifle Association. Yet the source of the NRA's influence is often mistakenly believed to be its money and lobbyists. Show More Summary
Oregon's top law enforcement officer paid a visit to the grief-stricken town of Roseburg on Tuesday to meet with authorities investigating last week's massacre on a community college campus where a gunman killed his professor and eight classmates. Show More Summary
After last week’s awful shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Obama took to the stage to criticize America’s gun-control laws. There were a couple of things he failed to mention in his speech, including offering up...Show More Summary
Assisted dying: What does the law in different countries say? By Penney Lewis Professor of law, King’s College London 6 October 2015 From the section World California has become the fifth US state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor’s supervision. What does the law say in different states […]
Ian Mercer, the father of the Oregon shooter who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College last Thursday, roundly rebuked weak gun laws in the US while urging legislators to change them in an interview with CNN on Saturday.
The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was "crazy" and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn't authorized to speak publicly—also...
President Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college. Obama has renewed his call for stricter gun laws following the shooting and has expressed...Show More Summary
Mother was a supporter of Open Carry laws that allow citizens to carry weapons without having to conceal them. More details have emerged about Chris Harper-Mercer, who went on a shooting spree at a community college in Oregon before being killed himself. Show More Summary
“Even people that believe in the right to bear arms, what right do you have to take someone’s life?”
WASHINGTON -- Forty-seven years before 10 people were shot and killed at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy pushed for stricter gun laws while campaigning in the town. The footage of that...Show More Summary
Think Progress: Wisconsin once again has to defend its voter ID law in federal court, this time responding to a challenge to the law’s exclusion of veterans’ IDs, technical college IDs, and out-of-state drivers’ licenses. Staff attorney Sean Young with … Continue reading ?
In the wake of any tragedy like the shooting at a community college in Oregon last week, politicians and pundits of all political stripes come out in force to talk about how best to avoid another tragedy in the future. However, whenShow More Summary
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes—The conservative evasion on guns: President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. “This is something we should politicize,” the president said. “It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.” [...]Show More Summary
William A. Jacobson, a Cornell School of Law professor, criticized gun-free zones in a USA Today article published on Sunday. Jacobson said that gun-free zones are only effective at keeping armed, good intentioned people from entering them. Show More Summary