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Comment: Suffering in Silence: The Dark Side of Judging in 2013

This Comment is intended to show the dark side of judging.  This paper was written with the intent to provoke discussion about the very important topic of judicial security and internet safety.  The purpose of this Comment is to allow the reader to place themselves in the role of a judge who is enduring these threats on a daily basis. [...]

Note: The Prosecution of Child Soldiers: Balancing Accountability with Justice

I saw some other SBU [Small Boys Unit] boys coming closer to me with another small boy and the boy was crying, screaming.  He asked them, “What have I done?”  They didn’t say anything to him, but the boy was screaming.  At first they had to put his right arm on a log.  They took a machete and amputated it[...]

Article: From Peoria to Peru: NLRB Doctrine in a Social Media World

The National Labor Relations Board’s (the “NLRB” or “Board”) interest in social media issues has surprised many practitioners.  Over a nine-month period spanning the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, the Board’s Acting General Counsel (“AGC”) issued three reports, totaling eighty-three pages, analyzing dozens of potential cases involving social media matters.  Some of the cases involved sensational facts—for example,[...]

Article: Uncertainty Squared: The Right of Publicity and Social Media

The laws of probability tell us that the likelihood of a particular result goes down dramatically as the number of variables on which that result depends goes up.  So, for example, while the odds of rolling an even number on a six-sided die is ½, the odds of rolling two even numbers on two dice is ½ times ½, or[...]

News

Volume 65 Managing Board

The Syracuse Law Review is pleased to present the Managing Board for Volume 65 during the 2014-2015 academic year. Top Row (left to right): Max Roth, Lead Articles Editor; Jenny Lewis, Business Editor; Tony Iozzo, Lead Articles Editor; Mike Tyszko, Editor-in-Chief; Upnit Bhatti,[...]

Student Notes Selected for Publication in the 64th Volume

Please join the Syracuse Law Review in congratulating the following 2L editorial members who were selected for publication in the 64th Volume of the Law Review. Workin' on our Nite Moves: A Pole-Arized Application of a Sales Tax Exemption to Exotic Dance Riane[...]

2013-2014 Managing Board of Editors Elections

The Syracuse Law Review is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Managing Board of Editors. Seen below from top left: Jeffrey Monahan, Form and Accuracy Editor; Nicholas Cortese, Lead Articles Editor; Mark O'Brien, Editor-in-Chief; Alex Miller, Managing Editor; Alexander Formato, Form and[...]

Latest Court Watch Summaries

Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5(D)

Effective December 1, 2014 Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5(d) describes the procedure for an initial appearance in a felony case. The rule has been amended to add an additional section to 5(d)(1), the section which describes what the judge must inform the defendant of. Prior to the amendment there were five subsections of Fed. R. Crim. P. 5(d)(1)(A-E), therefore the[...]

Harwood v. Addison

This appeal concerns the termination of employment of a public employee. The Petitioner, Brenda Harwood, served as a senior account clerk typist in the City of Watertown’s Parks and Recreation Department. After a twenty-nine year career with the Department, the City brought incompetence and misconduct charges against Harwood, pursuant to Civil Service Law § 75. The Hearing Officer found that[...]

Foots v. Consol. Bldg. Contrs., Inc.

This is an appeal and cross-appeal from three summary judgment rulings in a personal injury action. The plaintiff, James Foots, was an employee of the lessee, Sodexho, a commercial laundry business. As part of the lease, Grinder was responsible for structural improvements to the dilapidated building, and Sodexho was responsible for installing the industrial laundry equipment. Grinder hired RCM to[...]

In re: Thelen LLP

The Court of Appeals answers two certified questions that arose in two separate law firm bankruptcy cases, where the firms dissolved their partnerships. In Thelen, the partners included an “Unfinished Business Waiver” or “Jewel Waiver” in their partnership agreement. This waiver arose from Jewel v. Boxer, 156 Cal. App. 3d 171 (Cal. Ct. App. 1984) which held that absent an[...]