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Big Texas welcome for Google self-driving cars

...A reasonable interpretation is that an autonomous vehicle would be legal" in Texas, said Bryant Walker Smith, a law professor at the University of South Carolina.Officials with Google's self-driving car project say that while they are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-17/big-texas-welcome-google-s
Who knew about it and who directed it? 'Tsunami' of legal trouble for VW in emissions scandal

...said David M. Uhlmann, a former chief of the Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section who is now a law professor at the University of Michigan. He called criminal charges "almost certain."But Uhlmann cautioned that hauling the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-27/who-knew-about-it-and-who-
Black couple uses fair housing law to sue city, white neighbor over slurs

...actions such as cross burnings or other physical attacks, it also applies to verbal attacks, said Robert Schwemm, a law professor at the University of Kentucky who has decades of experience with the legislation."It's specifically a separate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-06/nightmare-next-door-black-cou
Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

...to stay and people have a right to take video. But they don't have a right to interfere."Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said the right to take videos of police encounters in public is clearly protected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-29/citizens-taking-video-police-see-th
SEC allows public crowdfunding for startups

...the types of fraud that can arise in conventional online scams, said Mercer Bullard, a University of Mississippi law professor and mutual-fund investor advocate."You can embezzle someone's money in the guise of making a securities offering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-30/sec-allows-public-crowdfun
Court strikes down decision to pay college athletes

...Someone should tell the NCAA that the public and the courts believe their athletes are not amateurs."Stephen Ross, a law professor at Penn State who specializes in sports and antitrust law, said the ruling was a win wrapped in a loss for the NCAA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-09-30/court-strikes-down-decisi
Hearing set to debate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl desertion charges

...documents, including an interview Bergdahl gave to investigators, have so far been unsuccessful.Eric Carpenter, a law professor at Florida International University who also worked as a military attorney, said he expects Fidell will focus on arguing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-09-16/hearing-set-debate-sgt-bow
Man accused in Charleston church shooting indicted on dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes

...Their sentences were reduced.Prosecutors in the Roof case appear to have a lot to work with, said Jens Ohlins, a law professor at Cornell University who has followed the case.It's going to be, he predicted, "very, very easy for a federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-22/man-accused-charleston-church-shoot
Self-driving cars getting dinged in California

...Interest in accidents will remain high, especially if the self-driving car is at fault, said Bryant Walker Smith, a law professor at the University of South Carolina who has written extensively on the technology."For a lot of reasons," Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-11/self-driving-cars-getting-
10 ex-educators sentenced in Atlanta schools cheating case; 9 get jail time; 2 accept deals

...very, very remarkable, to have the judge sort of give the defendants a second chance," said University of Georgia law professor emeritus Ron Carlson. "The thing that maybe was a little surprising was the reticence of the defendants to step forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-14/10-ex-educators-sentenced-atlanta-s