Legal Issues in the News

WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 12, 2013 ~ Comment (0)

Faulkner v Allen

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Can paraphrasing a few words from a sixty year old novel put you on the wrong end of a lawsuit? As always, it depends. Travis McDade explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the news.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - August 05, 2013 ~ Comment (0)

No Trading Post

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Sharing music is an important part of many people’s lives. In the past, we have freely given away CDs to our friends, but the digital age has brought new opportunities and legal concerns to the world of music sharing.  Jay Kesan discusses a related court case in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 29, 2013 ~ Comment (0)

Fresh Heir

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(Duration: 3:38)

Kings, queens, jacks, union jacks specifically. Christine Hurt takes a look at how the cards fall when it comes to getting in line for the British monarchy and contrasts how inheritances are handled in various aristocracies. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 22, 2013 ~ Comment (0)

Exception to Anonymity

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A person can usually expect to remain anonymous when posting comments on the internet. But as Travis McDade explains, there is always an exception to the rule. Here's an encore edition of Legal Issues in the News from 2012.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 15, 2013 ~ Comment (0)

A Twisted Pair

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Can someone patent the biological essence that makes you, you? Everyone has genes, and scientists have discovered many exciting things about human genes.  However, the question of whether human genes can be patented stirs considerable controversy.  Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 08, 2013

Be a Good Sport

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When we think of high stakes sports situations, it’s usually the final minutes or last play of the game. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Travis McDade discusses a couple examples of when the opening moments mattered the most.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - July 01, 2013

Tax Facts

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(Duration: 3:38)

June always brings a bumper crop of Supreme Court opinions, and this June was no exception.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt talks about the practical tax effects, yes, tax effects of the same-sex marriage cases.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - June 24, 2013

This Call May Be Monitored For…

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(Duration: 3:36)

The National Security Agency, or NSA, has been in the news a lot lately.  Much of what the NSA does remains shrouded in secrecy, but recent revelations provide an opportunity to reflect on how to best provide for the safety and security of our way of life, while retaining the core values that define this way of life. Jay Kesan has more in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - June 17, 2013

A Swab Story

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(Duration: 3:31)

What would you think if the U.S. maintained a database with everyone’s DNA?  Sound like a sci-fi movie?  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why some conspiracy theorists are disagreeing with a recent Supreme Court case.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - June 10, 2013

Junkyard Dog

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If someone told you someone sold them a lemon, would you think first of a Datsun or a dachshund? In this week’s Legal Issues in the News commentator Travis McDade discusses Illinois’ latest consumer protection measure.


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