January 26, 2015

The Real Life “Selma” Judge

In this week's Legal Issue in the News, commentator Paul Heald introduces us to the real-life Judge Frank M. Johnson, who is portrayed by Martin Sheen in the movie "Selma."


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November 17, 2014

But Not a Jury of One’s Peers

Recently, two high-profile court cases have looked at the question of what racial makeup constitutes a jury of one's peers. Commentator Matt Andres discusses how juries are picked and if there are inequities in these pools.


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September 01, 2014

Home Court Advantage?

There are several legal avenues one can take to settle a dispute. Legal Issues commentator Verity Winship examines what happened when some questioned the path assigned their case and why it matters.


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February 03, 2014

Stamp of Approval

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses the history of investing in postage.


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January 13, 2014

Slippery Slope

Christine Hurt examines the obligations and liabilities of property owners to keep walks clear of winter precipitation in this week's Legal Issues in the News.


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November 25, 2013

Filibuster Supreme

The appointment of federal judges is serious business. Travis McDade has the details in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


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January 31, 2013

What’s in the Glovebox?

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.


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January 21, 2013

Fiscal Reform

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.


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January 14, 2013

Training Body and Mind

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.


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