The constitutional right to counsel seeks to ensure that we don’t just get as much justice as we can afford. On this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why the promise of the right to counsel is still unfulfilled.
Finders, keepers. Highest bidder wins. This is often a legitimate way to acquire certain possessions. But what if the item wasn’t supposed to be on the market to begin with, and the owner wants it back? Travis McDade takes a look in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
There are news stories everywhere these days about cyber security threats. Hackers in China have been blamed for cyber attacks on The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, commentator Jay Kesan discusses the executive order recently signed by President Obama regarding cyber security.
The Fifteenth Amendment seems to be the well-settled law of the land, but in February the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that challenges parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was believed necessary to ensure that the right to vote was enjoyed by all. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt gives us both sides of the issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.