State laws affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives—our safety, personal relationships, and business dealings—but receive less scholarly attention than federal laws and courts. Joseph A. Ranney, author of Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law, will look at how state laws have evolved and shaped American history, through the lens of the historically […]
This week on A Rational Basis, WORT’s Legal Update, Kellen O’Brien sets out to answer: When can police officers ignore the 4th Amendment and chase people into their homes? O’Brien looks at the Wisconsin Supreme Court case State v. Weber with Professor Michele LaVigne of the UW Law School.
A slew of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have many scratching their heads. Including some justices on the court itself. UW Law School’s Brad Snyder tells us about the history and influence of dissenting decisions on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Make a threat on Facebook, go to jail. Where does the First Amendment stop and criminal assault begin? We talk to UW Law School professor Shubha Ghosh about the US Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in Elonis vs. United States.
Wisconsin Capitol Protestors score a major victory in court. The Monday Buzz hears from Marquette Law School’s Ed Fallone with a reaction.
A federal court says it’s OK for internet providers to play favorites. The Monday Buzz talks with UW Law Professor Shubha Ghosh about the implications for universal access to the ‘net.