The National Security Agency, or NSA, has been in the news a lot lately. Much of what the NSA does remains shrouded in secrecy, but recent revelations provide an opportunity to reflect on how to best provide for the safety and security of our way of life, while retaining the core values that define this way of life. Jay Kesan has more in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
What would you think if the U.S. maintained a database with everyone’s DNA? Sound like a sci-fi movie? In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why some conspiracy theorists are disagreeing with a recent Supreme Court case.
If someone told you someone sold them a lemon, would you think first of a Datsun or a dachshund? In this week’s Legal Issues in the News commentator Travis McDade discusses Illinois’ latest consumer protection measure.
That cool new gadget you just bought is probably covered by more patents than the dollars you paid for it. And what if you have to repair this gadget? The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that patent law only allows so much tinkering before patents covering the gadget are considered to be infringed. Jay Kesan has more in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.