If you send a personal letter through the mail, you don't expect or want someone at the post office to open up the letter and read what you wrote. If you call your parents, you don't want someone at the phone company listening to your conversation. But do you have the same Constitutional privacy protections when you e-mail or text someone?
Legal Issues in the News
News of the Penn State scandal has shocked the nation, prompting demands that officials should have done more. This week in Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about exactly what our duties are to others in danger.
Major athletic conference realignment in recent years has been all the rage. Sometimes, as when the University of Nebraska joined the Big Ten, the process is a fairly smooth one. More often, though, the process is rocky one and requires a court of law to settle things. Travis McDade explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
According to U.S. law, is stealing not stealing, if you do it outside the U.S.? Can U.S. law be used against the foreign wrongdoers even when they are not in the U.S., and when they commit their bad acts abroad? This scenario is highly relevant in a global economy with ever increasing opportunities for global theft of valuable technology. Jay Kesan has details in this week's Legal Issues in the News.