Legal Issues in the News

WILL - Legal Issues in the News - April 16, 2012

A Look at Self-Defense

A Look at Self-Defense

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(Duration: 3:31)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - April 09, 2012

Prepare for the Expected

Prepare for the Expected

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(Duration: 3:39)

In this week's Legal Issues in the News we hear an excerpt from the recent Affordable Care Act hearing. Commentator Travis McDade talks to the predictable nature of this particular exchange and wonders how it might've gone differently.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - April 02, 2012

Cameras in the Courtroom

Cameras in the Courtroom

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(Duration: 3:37)

Cameras in the courtroom - a controversy in Illinois courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jay Kesan asks why both causes are gaining traction now, though they are separate issues, with separate controversies. Here's this week's Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - March 26, 2012

Contraception and Election Season

Contraception and Election Season

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(Duration: 3:42)

This election year, a number of candidates seem to be campaigning on a topic some would have thought long decided: birth control. In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt brings us up to speed on the history of contraception laws in the United States.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - March 19, 2012

Try, and Try Again

Try, and Try Again

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(Duration: 3:37)

Travis McDade explores the rule of double-jeopardy in the justice system and when a person just might be tried again, even after being acquitted. Here's this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - March 12, 2012

Music Copyright and the Royalty Trail

Music Copyright and the Royalty Trail

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(Duration: 3:36)

The recent passing of Whitney Houston had DJs loading their playlists with her songs. Jay Kesan explores the world of music copyright and explains where the royalty money goes. Here's this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - March 05, 2012

College Admissions and Affirmative Action

College Admissions and Affirmative Action

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(Duration: 3:30)

This is the time of year when high school seniors across the country are hoping for admission to their colleges of choice. On Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses a new university admissions case to be heard at the Supreme Court.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 27, 2012

Lichtenstein and Elsinore

Lichtenstein and Elsinore

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(Duration: 3:23)

Copyright law has many facets, maybe none more confusing than the protections afforded to derivative works. Travis McDade explains it is an issue that almost got some local artists in trouble. Here's this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 20, 2012

Hollywood vs Silicon Valley

Hollywood vs Silicon Valley

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(Duration: 3:40)

On January 18, 2012, Wikipedia and thousands of other websites wend dark to raise awareness over the Stop Online Piracy Act. Jay Kesan looks deeper into the issue in this week's Legal Issues in the news.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - February 13, 2012

Insider Trading in D.C.

Insider Trading in D.C.

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(Duration: 3:38)

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt reports on a proposed law that may specifically ban insider trading inside the D.C. Beltway.


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