Fall is the season for back-to-school sports, Monday Night Football and the World Series. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why the law lets us try to “hit ’em and wreck ‘em” on the field.
Statistically, it’s not a safe bet to start your own business and one would think the odds are even worse when that business involves running a poker game. Travis McDade tells of one such owner who bet his bottom dollar in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.
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.