Cable TV and the Internet
Imagine for a moment a world in which, depending on your cable provider, you are unable to access your favorite program on NBC, USA or any other TV channel. Or, perhaps, a world where you can only access limited content on the Internet. While these notions might seem farfetched, they may come to be in seven years time. Jay Kesan explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Insanity Defense and the Law
The nation has mourned the passing of the victims of the Tuscon shooting and followed the recovery of Gabrielle Giffords. Soon, the legal system will take over and adjudge the shooter, Jared Loughner. In this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses Loughner's probable insanity defense.
Origins of Some Really Long Sentences
Regulations are suddenly everywhere - radio, television, newspapers - everyone seems to be talking about them. But what are they? And, more importantly, where do they come from? Travis McDade explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Rights to Federally Funded Inventions
This week's edition of Legal Issues in the News deals with a potentially path breaking case, Stanford v. Roche ,that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. This dispute gives the Supreme Court a chance to define the rights of individual faculty members and their freedoms pitted against the rights of universities with respect to inventions created with federal funds.