Archive | November, 2010

Is WikiLeaks Illegal?

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It’s uncertain just how much the recent leak of over 251,287 cables (dating from 1966-2010) will affect diplomatic relationships around the globe. While debates rage about the political ramifications of WikiLeaks, and its effect on international diplomacy and free speech, people are discussing the legality of the site and its practices. Just how legal are…
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New TSA Security Measures May Cause Travel Woes

Thanksgiving is upon us, and for many Americans, this means travel. Successfully navigating airports over the holidays is an even greater challenge this year, given the Transportation Security Administration’s new security measures. Neither the high-resolution full-body scanners nor the alternative pat-downs have been well-received by the public, inciting protests and lawsuits. Passengers like John Tyner…
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Episode 7: To Tax or Not To Tax (Estates), That is the Question

This could have been our most depressing podcast yet, since it centers on death and taxes. But it’s actually full of fascinating insights from virtual lawyer Rania Combs, and debates about the effect of estate taxes on small businesses. Don’t fear the reaper, put on your headphones and listen! 00:00 Charley and Juli talk about the…
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Estate Tax: Is it Bad for Farmers and Small Business?

Estate taxes affect everyone eventually, which is why so many Americans are watching Congress to see whether it will reinstate the estate tax in 2011, and what the exemptions and rates will be. Small business owners and farmers are making their voices heard, in the hopes that their needs will be met. According to projections…
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Arbitration v. Class Action: The Supreme Court Hears AT&T v. Concepcion

The AT&T class action case being tried in the Supreme Court is starting to get more media coverage. Initially, though, it got about as much attention as the fine print in a cell phone contract—which, coincidentally, is what this case is about. And this case is certainly worthy of attention: the ruling could ultimately affect…
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