Legal Issues in the News
With the start of a new school year it is natural to focus on the future. But with another terrific group of law students joining the campus this year, it is worth remembering how law at the University of Illinois started. Travis McDade looks back in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Over the last few years, tech giants like Apple, Motorola, and Samsung have been embroiled in patent litigation over smart phones and their features. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan explains how this could affect the prices that consumers pay, and whether certain models are even available on the market.
When it comes to consumer protection, the Department of Justice plays a critical role in maintaining a fair marketplace. Christine Hurt discusses some recent antitrust cases in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Can paraphrasing a few words from a sixty year old novel put you on the wrong end of a lawsuit? As always, it depends. Travis McDade explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the news.
Sharing music is an important part of many people’s lives. In the past, we have freely given away CDs to our friends, but the digital age has brought new opportunities and legal concerns to the world of music sharing. Jay Kesan discusses a related court case in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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