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.
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.
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.
Contraception and Election Season
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.
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.
Music Copyright and the Royalty Trail
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.
College Admissions and Affirmative Action
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.
Lichtenstein and Elsinore
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
Hollywood vs Silicon Valley
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.
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.