The United States Code generally requires a person to file a federal habeas corpus petition within a year of their state conviction becoming final, unless they are appealing the case at the state level on legal grounds. A Rhode Island man, who waited more than a decade to file this motion in Unites States District Court, tested the bounds of what the Supreme Court would consider a proper state appeal. Travis McDade explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Is it possible to do it first AND do it well when it comes to university developed technologies? Patent law requires that you do both, but, as a recent case involving an MIT patent illustrates, university researchers sometimes struggle to meet these twin goals. Jay Kesan explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
Free Speech and Funeral Protests
The high price of free speech is having to allow bad speech to preserve the right to speak for everyone. In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about how the most hated family in America won their free speech claim this month in the U.S. Supreme Court.
There was a report last week that some lawyers are now starting to earn $1000 or more per hour. But attorneys get a bad enough rap without the general public misunderstang what this means. Travis McDade explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.