Ethanol and Government Subsidies
In this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News, we will analyze some recent legislative developments surrounding federal subsidies for the use of ethanol, which continues to be the most widely available form of biofuel in the United States. Here's commentator Jay Kesan (kay-san).
Violence and the First Amendment
What do Catcher in the Rye and Halo II have in common? They are both protected speech under the First Amendment, and California cannot pass laws banning the sale of either to minors. This week, Legal Issues in the News commentator Christine Hurt explains how the Supreme Court decided that violent video games were worthy of constitutional protections.
American media has had a bad couple of weeks in its treatment of high profile criminal cases, implying guilt in cases that turned out to be not nearly as solid as first thought. This is particularly strange given the press's natural reluctance to assign blame until a jury has returned a verdict. Travis McDade explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
When Fiction and Reality Collide
In this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News, we examine how the fictional roles created and embraced by people in virtual worlds are giving rise to legal disputes over property and intellectual property in courts in the real world. Jay Kesan (kay-san) explains.