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.
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.
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.
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.
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.