If you went to your favorite online poker site last week, you may have found that it had been seized by the U.S. government. This week in Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains how federal prosecutors are doubling down on online gambling.
The Facebook Settlement, Settled?
After some seven years of litigation, the three boys who felt they were cheated by Mark Zuckerberg out of a large Facebook fortune were told last week by an appeals court that they'd have to make do with a smaller Facebook fortune. Maybe. Travis McDade explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
Nuclear Power, Insurance and Safety Regulations
In this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News, we turn to nuclear power. The partial meltdown, explosion, and fires at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan resulting in the continuing seepage of radioactive material forces us to examine whether we have proper monitoring of nuclear plants and adequate measures to protect ourselves if there is a similar nuclear disaster in the U.S. much like the Three mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979. Jay Kesan explains.
The Death Penalty in Illinois
Illinois recently became one of sixteen states that do not allow the death penalty. Christine Hurt explores the details in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.