March 25, 2013

Lawyer Provided by…

The constitutional right to counsel seeks to ensure that we don’t just get as much justice as we can afford.  On this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt explains why the promise of the right to counsel is still unfulfilled.

March 18, 2013

A Storied Book

Finders, keepers. Highest bidder wins. This is often a legitimate way to acquire certain possessions. But what if the item wasn’t supposed to be on the market to begin with, and the owner wants it back? Travis McDade takes a look in this week's Legal Issues in the News.

March 11, 2013

Modern Warfare

There are news stories everywhere these days about cyber security threats. Hackers in China have been blamed for cyber attacks on The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, commentator Jay Kesan discusses the executive order recently signed by President Obama regarding cyber security.

March 04, 2013

Cast Your Ballots

The Fifteenth Amendment seems to be the well-settled law of the land, but in February the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that challenges parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was believed necessary to ensure that the right to vote was enjoyed by all.  In this week’s Legal Issues in the News, Christine Hurt gives us both sides of the issue.