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.
The Petraeus scandal has many wondering whether the government can simply examine the content of your emails. Does the government need a warrant to look at your private emails? Or a subpoena? Or some other permission? Jay Kesan gives us some answers in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
There are times when you expect a conversation to be private. But what if you are in a public place, or talking with a police officer? Christine Hurt discusses how the law views some of these scenarios in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
It seems the answer to why a person would back out of a $400,000 winning bid will go unanswered for now. The question is…will he be allowed to back out of the deal? Travis McDade explains what the law has to say about it in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
If you are one of the millions of Internet users who use web-based e-mail services like Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail, a jealous “ex”, an over-protective partner, or a government agency may be hacking their way into your e-mail, as we speak. And, recent court decisions raise questions about the extent to which Federal Law may protect against such invasions. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News. Professor Jay Kesan directs the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. You can hear Legal Issues in the News each Monday on Morning Edition.
In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, commentator Christine Hurt takes a look at how the anticipation of election night has changed over time.
Travis McDade revisits the deposition and its sometimes explosive nature. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
GPS relays, yield analysis, genetic engineering. This isn’t your father’s farming technique. The farther the farm industry accelerates into the future, the more it must confront the issue that, as a high tech industry, high tech rules may apply. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Though the only two things that are certain are death and taxes, the uncertainty caused by temporary tax cuts has led to strange behavior as we face a 2013 tax cliff. On this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt sheds some sunlight on the sunsetting provisions of the Bush Tax Cuts.
While most of us are familiar with what emotions can be displayed during a trial or closing statements, we don’t often hear about the deposition. Travis McDade gives us a look inside one in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.