In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains how in our progressive tax system, two wealthy individuals are taxed at lower rates than most taxpayers.
Legal Issues in the News
Time again for Legal Issues in the News. Travis McDade talks about some of the sensitive issues of collecting information from turbulent periods of history.
We rely on computers for everything from entertainment to reliable electricity and clean water systems. Jay Kesan explains what Congress is considering in order to protect such critical infrastructure.
If December is the month of gift-giving, January is the month of gift cards. Christine Hurt tells us about some of the pitfalls and protections of gift cards in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Travis McDade discusses the intersection of art, science and forgery in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
Christmas is less than one week away, so it's time for our annual legal analysis of a very serious holiday crime: The Grinch and the stealing of Christmas by Amy Gajda, read by Professor Jay Kesan. Here's this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News, with apologies to Dr. Suess.
Do you want a toy with that? This week in Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about the San Francisco Happy Meal ban and other controversial local ordinances.
If you've ever wondered why a history book you're reading doesn't have more, or better photographs within its pages, it might not be why you think. For authors, finding an appropriate picture is often the least difficult part about illustrating a book. Travis McDade explains in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
If you send a personal letter through the mail, you don't expect or want someone at the post office to open up the letter and read what you wrote. If you call your parents, you don't want someone at the phone company listening to your conversation. But do you have the same Constitutional privacy protections when you e-mail or text someone?
News of the Penn State scandal has shocked the nation, prompting demands that officials should have done more. This week in Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about exactly what our duties are to others in danger.