Tuesday, December 06, 2016

More Brexit

The hearing before the UK Supreme Court began yesterday and continues until Thursday. Coverage from BBC News, including highlights from Day One, can be found here. 14 min, no transcript.
Who Owns the Patent for a Gene-Editing Tool?

NPR's All Things Considered has a piece about «  a fascinating patent drama » that is playing out in a U.S. patent court this week. Who owns CRISPR?  3 min 52 sec, transcript available.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

More Brexit

BBC News has a piece with a short recording of an interview with Lord Kerr, a justice of the UK Supreme Court, about the court's role in the Brexit process. All eleven members of the Supreme Court will begin deliberations December 5 (see our post of Nov. 24 below). 1 min 36 sec, no transcript.
Link to the recording repaired.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

How Does an Immigration Lawyer Work in the U.S.? 

Slate’s podcast called Working of November 29 interviews a young lawyer who is the director of the Detained Children’s Program for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, a nonprofit organisation that provides legal services and other resources for children facing deportation. 40 min, no transcript.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Brexit before the UK Supreme Court - 5-8 December

The UK Supreme Court has set aside four days, 5 - 8 December, for the appeal hearing about who, after the referendum to leave the European Union, has the power to trigger Article 50. You will be able to watch the hearing live here. All eleven justices will sit on the panel considering this appeal which will be chaired by Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court. For more information about this case you can visit the UK Supreme Court’s internet site news page.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump and the Supreme Court

On NPR’s All Things Considered Nina Totenberg talks about what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for the Supreme Court, especially regarding abortion and same sex marriage rulings. 3 min 56 sec, transcript available.


Sunday, November 06, 2016


Laws about Wearing Masks in the U.S.

Legal Issues in the News recently aired a program examined the history and constitutionality of laws, existing in about 15 states, prohibiting the wearing of masks in public. 4 min, transcript available.