April 29, 2013

Stick Around for this Search

Every once in a while, a traffic stop could mean a trip to the hospital. Travis McDade has the details in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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April 22, 2013

Is This Yours?

Can you get into trouble for selling something that belongs to you?  Some of your most common personal possessions may be subject to a complex web of intermingled ownership rights that you never knew existed. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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April 15, 2013

A Dog Nose Best

This Supreme Court team has brought some memorable cases, but here are two that maybe you haven’t heard about – the two cases involving Florida dogs.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about what brought drug-sniffing dogs onto the docket this year.


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April 08, 2013

Subtitles Aren’t Everything

If you like to read and are looking for some interesting non-fiction, commentator Travis McDade has a couple of suggestions. And, as you might guess, they have ties to history and the law. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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April 01, 2013

Lion Lights

Need to protect your cattle from lions?  A new invention called “lion lights” has swept Kenya by storm, and you will never believe who is behind it all. Here’s Jay Kesan with this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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March 25, 2013

Lawyer Provided by…

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.


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March 18, 2013

A Storied Book

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.


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March 11, 2013

Modern Warfare

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.


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March 04, 2013

Cast Your Ballots

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.


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February 25, 2013

The Science of Sentencing

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.


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