Consumers in New York City are bracing themselves for a ban on large-size sugary soda, and the rest of the country wonders what junk food favorites could be next. Christine Hurt discusses the legal basis for bans on our favorite foods in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
Do unto others is part of the theme in This week’s Legal Issues in the News. Commentator Travis McDade’s verdict? Golden Rule - 6 and counting, crooks - 0.
The next time you use your office computer for personal use, be aware that it is not clear if you may be prosecuted under federal law as a hacker. Jay Kesan explores whether violating a company’s computer use restriction makes you a criminal in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
This month, social networking giant Facebook held an initial public offering for its shares. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses the IPO process and whether Facebook’s was a success.
If we had to associate a color with lawsuits, copyrights and trademarks it would likely be green, for money. Commentator Travis McDade is thinking of a different color. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
In Washington, the 112th Congress is in session. With the November campaign in sight, we might expect Congress to be talking about the economy or more partisan social issues. But that's not all that's going on. There are several cybersecurity related bills in varying stages of the legislative process, as Jay Kesan explains in this week's Legal Issues in the news.
Big World of Microfinance
Microfinance has been both hailed as a global poverty solution and condemned as predatory lending. In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains the double-edged sword of microcredit.
A person can usually expect to remain anonymous when posting comments on the internet. But as Travis McDade explains, there is always an exception to the rule. Here's this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Patents and Progess of Healthcare
While the Healthcare Debate occupied most of the media's attention, two recent US Supreme Court decisions may have more far reaching effects on the quality and availability of healthcare to the American public. Jay Kesan explains in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
The tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida has reinvigorated old debates about concealed carry laws, self-defense and racial stereotyping. In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt gives some historical background to the law of self-defense.