November 24, 2014

Stairway to Heaven Copyright Trial

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."


November 17, 2014

But Not a Jury of One’s Peers

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.


November 10, 2014

The Many Faces of Due Process

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.


October 27, 2014

Discovering the Smoking Gun

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.


October 20, 2014

iOSecurity

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.


September 22, 2014

Franchise Structure

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.


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