blog postsWould cutting payroll taxes help prevent recession?Aug 26, 2019 8:30 am1026 views Cutting the payroll tax could represent the middle-class tax cut that President Trump campaigned on – although changes would need to go through the legislative process and any economic stimulus likely wouldn’t been seen until after the November 2020 election, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois.Would changes to capital gains taxes spur the economy?Sep 4, 2019 9:00 am1789 views Indexing capital gains to inflation could be a simple fix to stimulate a teetering economy, but several significant implementation hurdles remain, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois.Workplace arbitration becoming more costly for employersSep 14, 2005 9:00 am139 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the wake of a 1991 court decision, a growing number of companies require employees to submit workplace disputes to an arbitrator.With the demise of the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, what’s next for health care?Mar 27, 2017 3:00 pm684 views With the demise of the American Health Care Act all but rendering health care reform a moribund issue, tax reform likely will present its own challenges for President Trump and Congress, says Professor Richard L. Kaplan.Will the Supreme Court rule the federal health care mandate unconstitutional?Mar 22, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Kurt T. Lash, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of LawWill the president’s new cybersecurity plan keep our network infrastructure safe?Mar 1, 2016 11:30 am265 views A Minute With...™ law and technology expert Jay KesanWill the congressional 'super-committee" agree to spending cuts by its deadline?Apr 14, 2011 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanWill the congressional 'super-committee" agree to spending cuts by its deadline?Jul 20, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanWill the congressional 'super-committee" agree to spending cuts by its deadline?Oct 24, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Richard L. Kaplan, a law professor and expert on taxationWill President Obama's jobs plan work?Sep 9, 2011 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanWill live broadcasts of oral arguments be a permanent fixture at the Supreme Court?May 6, 2020 8:00 am446 views The Supreme Court’s livestream of its oral arguments is likely a temporary measure due to COVID-19, said Jason Mazzone, the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Professor of Law and the director of the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law at the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Will it take shuttered schools to force a budget compromise in Illinois?Jun 9, 2016 10:30 am934 views Illinois budget impasse: A Minute With…™ Christopher Z. Mooney, expert on Illinois politicsWill Indiana's new 'right-to-work' law create more jobs?Feb 1, 2012 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Labor and law professor Michael LeRoyWill a U.S. Supreme Court ruling finally close the marriage equality debate?Jan 22, 2015 4:45 pm30 views University of Illinois law professor Sara R. BensonWill a U.S. Supreme Court ruling finally close the marriage equality debate?Aug 28, 2013 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... law professor Sara R. BensonWhy you should pay attention to the Apple-Samsung court caseAug 23, 2012 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... business professor Deepak SomayaWhy the NBA lockout could be in a long, bitter disputeJun 29, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyWhy the NBA lockout could be a long, bitter disputeOct 10, 2011 9:00 am61 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyWhy the NBA lockout could be a long, bitter disputeNov 20, 2007 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyWhy the International Criminal Court is likely to face more criticism as it tries a Congolese rebel commanderJul 1, 2015 10:00 am280 views A Minute With...™ University of Illinois law professor Patrick KeenanWhy the 2005 law making it harder to file bankruptcy should not be considered a successJan 18, 2007 9:00 am75 views A Minute With™... Robert M. Lawless, an Illinois professor of lawWhy same-sex marriage proponents will eventually succeedDec 9, 2009 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... law professor David MeyerWhy laws restricting bathroom access to transgender people won't workMay 26, 2016 11:30 am1347 views A Minute With...™ Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Program in Family Law and PolicyWhy is the Social Security Administration planning no cost of living increase for the first time in more than 30 years?Aug 27, 2009 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... elder law expert Richard L. KaplanWhy is the Social Security Administration planning no cost of living increase for the first time in more than 30 years?Oct 1, 2009 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanWhy don't they just legalize my office Super Bowl pool?Jan 18, 2008 9:00 am1224 views A Minute With™... law professor Christine HurtWhy did the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?Oct 16, 2012 9:00 am347 views A Minute With™... Bryan Endres, the director of the European Union Center and a professor of agricultural lawWho wins and loses in proposed tax reform?Dec 7, 2017 8:30 am1431 views Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before CongressWhite House 2014 budget: Unraveling 'chained' CPIFeb 24, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanWhite House 2014 budget: Unraveling 'chained' CPIApr 9, 2013 9:00 am57 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanWhere was the rancorous debate over Illinois' civil unions law?Dec 22, 2010 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Anna-Maria Marshall, head of the sociology department and also a professor of lawWhere does the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program stand?Jun 30, 2020 7:45 am698 views Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its favor, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains a stopgap measure at best. The permanent fix is a comprehensive immigration bill that looks something like the former DREAM Act, says Lauren R. Aronson, an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the U. of I. College of Law.What will be the effect of the Trump administration's immigration ban?Jan 31, 2017 12:15 pm210 views The executive order on immigration sets U.S. policy back more than 50 years, says Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment policy.What's the legal landscape for indicted ex-governor Rod Blagojevich?Apr 3, 2009 9:00 am25 views A Minute With™... law professor Andrew LeipoldWhat's the difference between Indiana's religious freedom law and Illinois'?Mar 31, 2015 1:15 pm183 views Robin Fretwell Wilson, expert on family law and policyWhat's the danger in putting the state lottery online?Jan 9, 2012 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policyWhat's the big takeaway from Burwell v. Hobby Lobby?Jul 1, 2014 9:00 am45 views A Minute With™... Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and the director of the Program in Family Law and Policy at the College of LawWhat should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?Feb 1, 2017 4:30 pm430 views University of Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire describes the politics involved in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.What should the United States do to increase cybersecurity?Dec 10, 2012 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... Jay P. Kesan, a professor of lawWhat’s behind surge in unaccompanied minors crossing southern U.S. border?Oct 17, 2019 8:30 am1091 views The surge in unaccompanied children seeking refuge across the U.S. border can be attributed to poverty, natural disasters and the rise of gang recruitment in their home countries. But the biggest factor is that their countries of origin – Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico – are effectively as violent as war zones, says Lauren R. Aronson, an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law.What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?Nov 27, 2017 9:15 am731 views Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja ThomasWhat quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1695 views Special education professor James Shriner on a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the educational benefits that public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities.What protections do no-show workers have during a pandemic?Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am7022 views The U.S. government can take measures to ensure that essential workers such as health care workers report to their jobs, but forced labor isn’t allowed under the Constitution, says U. of I. labor expert Michael LeRoy.What now with gerrymandering? Are algorithms part of the answer?Jun 20, 2018 1:00 pm925 views The Supreme Court “punted” this week on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, but left the door open to future action. An Illinois professor hopes her research can be part of the solution.What might the future of Medicare look like under a Trump presidency?Dec 9, 2016 12:00 pm587 views It remains uncertain that plans being floated to privatize Medicare by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will have the support of President-elect Donald Trump, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am813 views Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.What is the aftermath of the Chicago Public Schools teachers strike?Sep 26, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Steven Ashby, a professor of labor and employment relationsWhat is driving Congress to potentially change Medicaid?Jan 6, 2017 9:30 am941 views Professor Richard Kaplan discusses the impetus behind congressional leaders’ desire to change Medicaid, the health insurance program with more than 74 million enrollees in the U.S.What is Anthony Kennedy’s legacy as a Supreme Court justice?Jul 5, 2018 8:30 am773 views Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the court’s “pivot point” between its liberal and conservative elements since Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement in 2006, said Vikram Amar, dean of the University of Illinois College of Law and the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law.What effect will COVID-19 have on end-of-life and retirement issues?May 14, 2020 8:00 am1004 views The continued spread of COVID-19 ought to prompt adults to start seriously thinking about end-of-life issues such as writing a will, said University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign law professor and elder law expert Richard L. Kaplan.