Have you ever wondered how judges decide on what sentence to give following a conviction? There are laws for just about everything, so it stands to reason that there should be some firm guidelines about how a judge comes to a decision. Travis McDade takes a look in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
Legal Issues in the News
Manti Te’o may be content to let girlfriend hoax-gate melt away into the news cycle, but online relationship hoaxing may still have its day in court. Here is Jay Kesan with this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Funding new businesses has historically been limited to a small world of venture capitalists and lucky entrepreneurs, but crowdfunding hopes to change all that. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains how the JOBS Act tries to bring 1930s securities laws in line with 2013 crowdfunding.
In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting there has been a lot of discussion about gun laws. Commentator Travis McDade explores some of Illinois’ history on the issue and where the law stands today.