NY Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism

Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Catherine Amirfar, litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, talks about recently obtaining a landmark victory on behalf of her client, Edgar Morales, in the first ever case of a gang member tried as a terrorist. On December 11, 2012, New York's highest court threw out manslaughter, attempted murder and weapon possession convictions of the alleged Bronx gang member who was the first defendant to be prosecuted under an antiterrorism statute passed several days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Amirfar, speaking with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck, also explains why the statute should not be applied to commonplace street violence and how the court's decision will impact other states with similar anti-terror laws.

Why Some Consider the New Crisis to be European Banks
38:04 - European lenders have so much access to funding that worries about the failure of a large global bank haven’t kept Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from dealing with them, Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said. “By and large, we haven’t been that worried about the big global banks, but I won’t write a blank check on that,” Blankfein said Tuesday at an investor conference in Miami. Alvine Capital Management Investment Committee Chairman Stephen Isaacs discusses the outlook of the European banking sector with Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on “Countdown.”
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