In Illinois, every dog gest a fair shake before sentencing, but some dogs don’t fare as well in other locations. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt tells us how certain dog breeds face being unfairly profiled.
With the start of a new school year it is natural to focus on the future. But with another terrific group of law students joining the campus this year, it is worth remembering how law at the University of Illinois started. Travis McDade looks back in this week's edition of Legal Issues in the News.
Americans spend billions of dollars each year trying to fight off malicious spyware. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan shows that the spies are sometimes much closer to you than you might think.
Now that the Olympics are over, our favorite Olympians have another season to prepare for – tax season. On this week’s Legal issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin have to pay a little green for all that gold.
No one really looks for the gold at the end of a rainbow, right? In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Travis McDade explores some of the get-rich-quick scams and the tactics used to find willing participants.
We generally think of federal and state statutes as being “the law”. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses how private organizational rules can sometimes be superior to the law.
Bird flu is back in the news, a mutated and more contagious form of the disease no less. Both the U.S. and the Netherlands have lost containment…. not on the virus, as you might be expecting…. rather they have lost containment on the research relating to the virus. Here’s Jay Kesan with this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
John Edwards’ career was stopped in its tracks by revelations of an extramarital affair, and recent prosecutions threatened to put him behind bars. This week on Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains how mistresses and federal election laws don’t mix.
Sometimes it can be a struggle to find just the right word. In this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the news, commentator Travis McDade single-handedly tracks down the preferred usage of two similar words.