January 14, 2013

Training Body and Mind

This week’s Legal Issues in the News takes us to the intersection of football and the bar. And, no, we’re not talking watching the big game at your local watering hole. Here’s commentator Travis McDade.

January 07, 2013

Obama 2.0

With the fiscal cliff debacle quieting down, the Obama Administration can now begin to focus on its long-term policies for a second term in the White House. It is time to reflect on what positions the Administration has taken on legal issues in technology to see what may be in store this coming year. Jay Kesan has this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

December 24, 2012

Whoville v. Grinch

Christmas Eve is here, so it’s time for the annual legal analysis of a very serious holiday crime: the stealing of Christmas by The Grinch. We bring back Amy Gajda’s reading of this tale in this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the News, with apologies to Dr. Suess. Amy Gajda was a long-time commentator for Legal Issues in the News, and is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

December 10, 2012

Email and Privacy

The Petraeus scandal has many wondering whether the government can simply examine the content of your emails. Does the government need a warrant to look at your private emails? Or a subpoena? Or some other permission? Jay Kesan gives us some answers in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

December 03, 2012

You Have The Right To….Record?

There are times when you expect a conversation to be private. But what if you are in a public place, or talking with a police officer? Christine Hurt discusses how the law views some of these scenarios in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

November 26, 2012

Going Once, Going Twice….

It seems the answer to why a person would back out of a $400,000 winning bid will go unanswered for now. The question is…will he be allowed to back out of the deal? Travis McDade explains what the law has to say about it in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

October 29, 2012

And On His Farm There Was a Patent, EE-I-EE-I-O

GPS relays, yield analysis, genetic engineering. This isn’t your father’s farming technique. The farther the farm industry accelerates into the future, the more it must confront the issue that, as a high tech industry, high tech rules may apply. Jay Kesan explains in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

October 22, 2012

Tax Facts

Though the only two things that are certain are death and taxes, the uncertainty caused by temporary tax cuts has led to strange behavior as we face a 2013 tax cliff. On this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt sheds some sunlight on the sunsetting provisions of the Bush Tax Cuts.

October 15, 2012

What Law and Order Lacks

While most of us are familiar with what emotions can be displayed during a trial or closing statements, we don’t often hear about the deposition. Travis McDade gives us a look inside one in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

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