Sometimes when the Supreme Court decides a case, neither side wins. But that is not always a disappointment to certain interested parties. Travis McDade explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
Legal Issues in the News
In this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News, we will examine a federal appeals court decision from two weeks ago reversing a lower federal district court decision regarding embryonic stem cell research. The higher court has now permitted federal funding for embryonic stem cell research to continue - at least for a while. Jay Kesan explains.
Of all the things we warn our kids not to do so as to stay out of danger or trouble with the police, who knew that we had to warn them about sending pictures on their cell phones. On this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about the criminal law implications of sexting.
In the wake of the death of a local bicyclist hit by a car, central Illinois bike riders have lamented the lack of a law that more adequately punishes drivers in these circumstances. But would this hoped-for law have made a difference in this most recent case? Travis McDade explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
With so many states looking for additional sources of revenue, the issue of whether and how states, including Illinois, should tax online sales transactions is once again a hot topic. Jay Kesan explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.