January 31, 2013

What’s in the Glovebox?

What comes to mind when you hear the term “PC”? Politically correct? Personal computer? Try probable cause. Here’sTravis McDade with this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the News.

January 21, 2013

Fiscal Reform

The 2008 financial crisis saw a record number of homeowners facing mortgage default and eventual foreclosure. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses a new federal rule designed to prevent lenders from making risky mortgages that are destined to fail.

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.

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