blog postsHow might a Justice Elena Kagan tilt U.S. Supreme Court rulings?May 28, 2009 9:00 am134 views A Minute With™... law professor Lawrence SolumHow much, and when, should NCAA athletes be paid for commercial use of their image?Dec 12, 2012 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyHow radical is Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare?Aug 14, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Richard L. Kaplan, a law professor and expert on taxation and retirement issuesHow safe are U.S. nuclear power plants?Jul 12, 2011 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business and legal policy professorHow should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am2187 views The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram AmarHow taxes on health insurance benefits might affect youJun 9, 2009 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanHow viable are the various proposals to reform Social Security?Aug 13, 2015 11:00 am199 views A Minute With...™ Richard L. Kaplan, expert on U.S. tax policy, elder law and retirement issues How will LGBT issues affect the 2016 election? An interview with Robin Fretwell WilsonSep 22, 2016 10:15 am582 views Although Americans overwhelmingly support nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, no state has enacted significant new legislation protecting them against discrimination in housing, hiring and public accommodations since 2008, says Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and the director of the Program in Family Law and Policy at the University of Illinois College of Law.How will upcoming Supreme Court case, teacher strikes affect organized labor?Apr 25, 2018 8:00 am1369 views A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could lead to the most significant changes in labor relations since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, says Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.How would Merrick Garland's appointment change the Supreme Court?Mar 22, 2016 9:45 am331 views A Minute With...™ Vikram Amar, expert on constitutional law and the federal courtsIf an Illinois tax increase is necessary, why doesn't the legislature pass one?May 6, 2010 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Rick Winkel, the director of the Office of Public Leadership and Public AffairsIf you fill it, they will slurp -- and slurp, and slurp and slurp ...Mar 24, 2005 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The eye is greater than the gut.Illinois casino expansion would drain state's economy, U. of I. professor saysOct 9, 2007 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois would choke its economy and ruin lives if lawmakers expand gambling to bankroll statewide road improvements and mass transit in Chicago, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says.Illinois' pending parental notification law for minors seeking abortionsJun 24, 2010 9:00 am102 views A Minute With™... Leslie J. Reagan, a professor of law, of history and of women's studiesIllinois Supreme Court's pension ruling: Back to the drawing board?May 12, 2015 12:15 pm1150 views A Minute With™...Jeffrey Brown, director of the Center for Business and Public PolicyIll veterans who had radiation exposure now caught in bureaucratic webApr 3, 2006 9:00 am1303 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Veterans suffering from cancers linked to exposure to radiation from atomic test explosions encounter a complex and error-ridden process that routinely denies them disability benefits, a University of Illinois scholar says.Importing medicines from abroad carries risks, legal scholar saysJan 16, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Importing prescription drugs from overseas, a plan advocated by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and many senior citizen groups, may lower the price of drugs, but poses serious safety risks, according to a University of Illinois scholar.Improve care by limiting lawsuits, jury awards in cases against nursing homesJun 17, 2004 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Placing limits on lawsuits and jury awards against nursing homes would improve the quality of care to elderly residents by reducing the skyrocketing cost of liability insurance, an article in the Elder Law Journal argues.Income inequality partially driven by tax laws, University of Illinois expert saysApr 29, 2014 9:00 am41 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Income inequality is partly a self-inflicted problem, and elected officials have used the law to exacerbate the problem, a University of Illinois expert on taxation issues says.Increased insecurity in pensions and retirementJan 23, 2006 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanIntellectual property expert on pending Supreme Court casesMay 15, 2014 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court focus on issues involving intellectual property, the specialty of University of Illinois law professor Paul Heald, who offers his take on each case:International trade expert to deliver Kinley Lecture FridayApr 7, 2003 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Elhanan Helpman, a professor of international trade at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday (April 11).Internet opens new avenues for con artists seeking to bilk the elderlyMar 23, 2007 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As more elderly Americans use the Internet, the potential for Internet fraud that targets the elderly grows, according to an article in the latest issue of the Elder Law Journal.Interpreting the Supreme Court's health care rulingJul 2, 2012 9:00 am41 views A Minute With™... Kurt T. Lash, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Law at IllinoisIs a $17,000 cap on federal income tax deductions a good idea?Oct 4, 2012 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanIs affirmative action in college admissions under threat?Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am2249 views An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policiesIs Obamacare worth fixing?Apr 5, 2017 3:00 pm631 views Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health at Illinois, has spent much of his professional career examining the nation's health care system. He spoke with News Bureau Life Sciences Editor Diana Yates about the prospects for Obamacare.Is the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional?Mar 23, 2011 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Sara R. Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the lawIs the Governor's 'Illinois Covered' proposal universal health insurance?Apr 30, 2007 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsJapanese legal education system undergoing radical transformationNov 13, 2003 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan is undergoing a quiet revolution in legal education, instituting "American-style" law schools with the aim of producing more lawyers for business, government and private practice.Job losses higher and quicker than feared, U. of I. economist saysNov 7, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Worse-than-expected job losses in October are another grim signal that the recession-bound U.S. economy is unraveling even faster than feared, a University of Illinois economist says.Job picture in Illinois not as bright as elsewhere, report indicatesJun 20, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois lags behind the nation and neighboring states in job creation, a report by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois finds.John D. Colombo named interim dean of U. of I. College of LawMay 1, 2014 9:00 am82 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John D. Colombo, the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Professor, has been named interim dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 14 board meeting in Springfield.Killer of Cecil the Lion could be prosecuted in either Zimbabwe or the U.S.Jul 31, 2015 9:00 am223 views A Minute With...™ Eric T. Freyfogle, expert on wildlife law and conservation issuesLabor expert discusses the Chicago Public Schools teachers strikeSep 11, 2012 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relationsLabor expert: Hospitals at risk of no-show health care workers during Ebola outbreakOct 14, 2014 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hospitals and other health care agencies are at risk of doctors, nurses, janitors and other essential workers walking off the job during an infectious disease outbreak, says a University of Illinois expert in labor relations.Labor expert: Writers strike involves new issues and old problem - moneyNov 6, 2007 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A strike by film and television writers is just another sequel to the reruns about how to divvy up riches from the nation's lucrative entertainment industry, a University of Illinois labor expert says.Labor laws leave workers at risk during crises, legal expert saysMay 14, 2009 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress needs to revisit outdated labor laws that could force workers to choose between their health and their jobs during pandemics, natural disasters or other life-threatening emergencies, a University of Illinois legal expert warns.Labor nominee an advocate for workplace balance, U. of I. expert saysDec 19, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - President-elect Barack Obama's choice for labor secretary would work to restore equality in a U.S. workforce that has seen the balance of power shift too far toward management, a University of Illinois labor expert says.Labor relations expert: The NCAA prefers labor strife to an antitrust lawsuitApr 7, 2014 9:00 am135 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A labor dispute serves the NCAA's interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the governing body for college athletes millions of dollars in monetary damages, says a University of Illinois expert in labor relations and collective bargaining in athletics.Labor unions, income inequality, and today's economyOct 16, 2012 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... Wilma Liebman, a visiting professor in the College of Law and the School of Labor and Employment RelationsLaw needs to be changed to make it easier to prosecute domestic violenceDec 23, 2003 9:00 am286 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To deal effectively with domestic violence offenders, criminal laws should be changed to include the kind of evidence now admissible for prosecuting child molesters and rapists, a scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign argues.Laws about pregnant women and substance abuse questionedNov 8, 2005 9:00 am7358 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In Wisconsin, an expectant woman can be taken into custody if police believe her abuse of alcohol may harm her unborn child. In South Dakota, pregnant alcohol and drug users can be committed to treatment centers for up to nine months.Law scholar travels to Thailand as nation ponders 18th constitutionJan 24, 2007 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thailand has drafted 17 constitutions since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Will an 18th constitution help restore democracy, which ended last September after a military coup ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra?Legal expert says laws often follow when public's fears exceed realityNov 6, 2007 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When hijacking fears soared out of control after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, tougher airport screening quickly followed to ward off panic that could have crippled the nation's airline industry.Legal expert says Ryan commutation would send wrong messageDec 5, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois law professor who twice helped nominate former Illinois Gov. George Ryan for a Nobel Peace Prize says it would be a mistake to commute the 74-year-old Republican's prison sentence in a federal corruption scheme.Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity'Feb 16, 2004 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David J. Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center will deliver the Paul M. Van Arsdell Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession on Feb. 24 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign.Limits on futures trading could boost gas prices, expert saysJul 25, 2008 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Proposals to reign in wallet-draining gasoline prices by curbing speculation in oil markets would likely increase costs at the pump instead of trimming them, a University of Illinois economist says.List of international leaders with U. of I. ties continues to growSep 26, 2007 9:00 am419 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The leader of a South American nation where thick rainforests straddle the equator earned his doctoral degree at a U.S. university in the shadows of cornfields a half a world away.Looming high court ruling could taint justice, legal expert saysJan 13, 2010 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling could aggravate the influence of corporate campaign spending that already has skewed justice in some of the nation's courts, a University of Illinois labor law expert warns.