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.
In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Paul Heald explores the difference in protection under patent and copyright law.
There is a lot that goes into preparing a court case. One aspect involves the collection of information by both sides. Commentator Verity Winship helps us understand how the law has to balance a person's privacy against the pursuit of justice.
Professor Jay Kesan directs the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. You can hear Legal Issues in the News each Monday on Morning Edition or listen online at will.illinois.edu.
Do you know if that monthly poker game is really legal? Commentator Matt Andres discusses current Illinois gambling laws and how recent decisions in other states might influence future laws in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Paul Heald explores a case of audio manipulation and the rights of the affected actress.
There is legal significance to the way businesses are structured. National or international companies who offer franchise opportunites are no exception. Commentator Verity Winship highlights why the structures matter in this week's Legal Issues in the News.
The NFL has been in the news a lot in recent weeks because of the release of a video showing a violent domestic exchange. In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Matt Andres talks about the use of alternative sentencing.
Jay Kesan gives us a look at a debate going on in Chicago about the taxicab and rideshare industries in this week's Legal Issues in the News.