July 16, 2012


Bird flu is back in the news, a mutated and more contagious form of the disease no less. Both the U.S. and the Netherlands have lost containment…. not on the virus, as you might be expecting…. rather they have lost containment on the research relating to the virus. Here’s Jay Kesan with this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

July 09, 2012

Fine Line of Friendly Finance

John Edwards’ career was stopped in its tracks by revelations of an extramarital affair, and recent prosecutions threatened to put him behind bars. This week on Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains how mistresses and federal election laws don’t mix.

July 02, 2012

Similar v Synonymous

Sometimes it can be a struggle to find just the right word. In this week’s edition of Legal Issues in the news, commentator Travis McDade single-handedly tracks down the preferred usage of two similar words.

June 25, 2012

How Protected is Password Protected?

We all know there can be negative effects from posting a racy photo to Facebook, from not getting into a desired school or landing the perfect job. What happens if your prospective employer asks for your password? Can they do that? Here’s Jay Kesan with this Week’s Legal Issues in the News.

June 18, 2012


Consumers in New York City are bracing themselves for a ban on large-size sugary soda, and the rest of the country wonders what junk food favorites could be next. Christine Hurt discusses the legal basis for bans on our favorite foods in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

June 04, 2012

Shopping = Hacking?

The next time you use your office computer for personal use, be aware that it is not clear if you may be prosecuted under federal law as a hacker. Jay Kesan explores whether violating a company’s computer use restriction makes you a criminal in this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

May 29, 2012

Time Will Tell

This month, social networking giant Facebook held an initial public offering for its shares. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt discusses the IPO process and whether Facebook’s was a success.

May 21, 2012

Shoes and Booze

If we had to associate a color with lawsuits, copyrights and trademarks it would likely be green, for money. Commentator Travis McDade is thinking of a different color. Here’s this week’s Legal Issues in the News.

May 14, 2012

Legislating Cybersecurity

In Washington, the 112th Congress is in session. With the November campaign in sight, we might expect Congress to be talking about the economy or more partisan social issues. But that's not all that's going on. There are several cybersecurity related bills in varying stages of the legislative process, as Jay Kesan explains in this week's Legal Issues in the news.

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