Legal Issues in the News

WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 25, 2013

The Science of Sentencing

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(Duration: 3:38)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 18, 2013

Sick New Trends

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(Duration: 3:27)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 11, 2013

Modern Fundraising

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(Duration: 3:31)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 04, 2013

Conceal Carry in Illinois

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(Duration: 3:34)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - January 31, 2013

What’s in the Glovebox?

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “PC”? Politically correct? Personal computer? Try probable cause. Here’sTravis McDade with this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - January 28, 2013

All In A Name

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Have you been keeping up with the Kardashians’…intellectual property troubles? The Kardashian sisters have expertly exploited their fame through lending their names to various brands, but, of course, they have not managed to avoid legal drama in the process. Jay Kesan has this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - January 21, 2013

Fiscal Reform

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(Duration: 3:50)

The 2008 financial crisis saw a record number of homeowners facing mortgage default and eventual foreclosure. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses a new federal rule designed to prevent lenders from making risky mortgages that are destined to fail.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - January 14, 2013

Training Body and Mind

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(Duration: 3:14)

This week’s Legal Issues in the News takes us to the intersection of football and the bar. And, no, we’re not talking watching the big game at your local watering hole. Here’s commentator Travis McDade.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - January 07, 2013

Obama 2.0

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(Duration: 3:45)

With the fiscal cliff debacle quieting down, the Obama Administration can now begin to focus on its long-term policies for a second term in the White House. It is time to reflect on what positions the Administration has taken on legal issues in technology to see what may be in store this coming year. Jay Kesan has this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - December 24, 2012

Whoville v. Grinch

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(Duration: 3:15)

Christmas Eve is here, so it’s time for the annual legal analysis of a very serious holiday crime: the stealing of Christmas by The Grinch. We bring back Amy Gajda’s reading of this tale in this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the News, with apologies to Dr. Suess. Amy Gajda was a long-time commentator for Legal Issues in the News, and is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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