With the recent grand jury decision in St. Louis not to indict police office Darren Wilson, a spotlight has been placed on how grand juries works. Commentator Matt Andres looks what exactly they juries do.
In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Jay Kesan brings us up-to-date with a copyright infingement case brought against the classic rock band Led Zeppelin regarding one of their biggest hits, "Stairway to Heaven."
Recently, two high-profile court cases have looked at the question of what racial makeup constitutes a jury of one's peers. Commentator Matt Andres discusses how juries are picked and if there are inequities in these pools.
When it comes to the law, we all think we have a right to our day in court. But that is only one aspect of the due process clause. The U.S. Constitution also limits the reach of courts and protects defendants. More from commentator Verity Winship.