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The Legal Impact

Never miss an episode by subscribing on Apple, GoogleStitcher, and Spotify! University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law’s legal experts give the legal angle on the latest news topics. Subjects covered range from U.S. Supreme Court decisions, sports law, technology, and more. 

Opinions discussed are solely the opinion of the faculty or host, and do not constitute legal advice or necessarily represent the official views of the University of New Hampshire and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

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Contact Tracing and COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the legal implications of low and high tech contact tracing of COVID-19, including aspects of digital privacy and health information privacy. Read More
John Greabe

The Supreme Court and Constitutional Stare Decisis

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Professor John Greabe discusses the impact of stare decisis on court decisions, especially regarding the United States Supreme Court. This episode revolves around Professor Greabe's Constitutional Connections series running in the Concord Monitor. Read More
Michael McCann

Michael Jordan Trademark Win in China

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Professor Mike McCann discusses how Michael Jordan won a trademark case in China’s Supreme People’s Court after a long legal battle with Chinese company Qiaodan Sports Read More
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Elections in a Crisis

Monday, April 20, 2020
Adjunct Professor Maggie Goodlander discusses how COVID-19 will impact elections and steps that are being taken to expand absentee voting and voting by mail. Read More
Michael McCann

Tattoos, Video Games, and the NBA

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Professor Mike McCann discusses how a judge ruled in favor of NBA 2K’s creators in a case brought by tattoo artists on use of player tattoos in their video game. Read More
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The COVID-19 Impact on Travel

Thursday, April 2, 2020
With the COVID19 pandemic, what power do states have to restrict travel and what would be the impact of doing that? Professor Buzz Scherr joins the show to discuss. Read More
Michael McCann

COVID19 and the Professional Sports Shutdown

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Coronavirus is doing a number to professional sports leagues, Professor Michael McCann catches us up on the legal impact of a mass athletics shut down. Read More
John Greabe

Abortion and the Constitution

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Is the right to abortion still specially protected by the Constitution? Professor John Greabe discusses fundamental rights, privacy, case history, and the impact of the court's political make up. Read More
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War Crimes in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Investigations into whether war crimes were committed during the war in Afghanistan have been approved by the International Criminal Court. Professor Buzz Scherr discusses the role of the court and how the investigation will look into actions by US, Afghan, and the Taliban forces. Read More
Ryan Vacca

Full-Bench Decisions on Patent Cases at the Federal Circuit

Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Federal Circuit is being urged to hear more patent cases en banc. Professor Ryan Vacca discusses the importance of full-bench decisions. Read More