July 29, 2013

Fresh Heir

Kings, queens, jacks, union jacks specifically. Christine Hurt takes a look at how the cards fall when it comes to getting in line for the British monarchy and contrasts how inheritances are handled in various aristocracies. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

July 22, 2013

Exception to Anonymity

A person can usually expect to remain anonymous when posting comments on the internet. But as Travis McDade explains, there is always an exception to the rule. Here's an encore edition of Legal Issues in the News from 2012.

July 15, 2013

A Twisted Pair

Can someone patent the biological essence that makes you, you? Everyone has genes, and scientists have discovered many exciting things about human genes.  However, the question of whether human genes can be patented stirs considerable controversy.  Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

July 08, 2013

Be a Good Sport

When we think of high stakes sports situations, it’s usually the final minutes or last play of the game. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Travis McDade discusses a couple examples of when the opening moments mattered the most.

July 01, 2013

Tax Facts

June always brings a bumper crop of Supreme Court opinions, and this June was no exception.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about the practical tax effects, yes, tax effects of the same-sex marriage cases.