Legal Issues in the News

Monday mornings at 7:35 am central on WILL-AM

A mix of faculty members from the University of Illinois College of Law provide commentary for WILL-AM’s Legal Issues in the News, airing Monday mornings at 7:35 am. Winner of seven Associated Press awards for best editorial commentary.

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WILL - Legal Issues in the News - December 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Whistleblowers

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(Duration: 3:24)

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Verity Winship looks at "whistleblower" laws and a case involving it that's before the US Supreme Court.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - December 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Demystifying the Grand Jury

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(Duration: 3:35)

With the recent grand jury decision in St. Louis not to indict police office Darren Wilson, a spotlight has been placed on how grand juries works. Commentator Matt Andres looks what exactly they juries do.



WILL - Legal Issues in the News - November 24, 2014

Stairway to Heaven Copyright Trial

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(Duration: 3:33)

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."


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - November 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

But Not a Jury of One’s Peers

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(Duration: 3:28)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - November 10, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

The Many Faces of Due Process

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(Duration: 3:48)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - November 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Patent or Copyright?

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(Duration: 3:16)

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Paul Heald explores the difference in protection under patent and copyright law.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - October 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Discovering the Smoking Gun

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(Duration: 3:29)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - October 20, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

iOSecurity

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(Duration: 3:47)

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.


WILL - Legal Issues in the News - October 13, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Will Illinois Gamble on the Evolution of Gaming Laws?

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(Duration: 3:51)

Do you know if that monthly poker game is really legal? Commentator Matt Andres discusses current Illinois gambling laws and how recent decisions in other states might influence future laws in this week's Legal Issues in the News.


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