Latest Articles, Notes, and Comments

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

March 18th, 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

February 25th, 2013

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

February 25th, 2013

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

February 25th, 2013

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[...]


Volume 65 Managing Board

June 4th, 2014

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

April 18th, 2013

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

April 18th, 2013

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

United States ex. rel. Grupp v. DHL Express, Inc.

March 25th, 2014

In this qui tam suit, Kevin Grupp and Robert Moll appealed the district court’s decision to dismiss their action for failure to satisfy a statutory notice requirement. Grupp and Moll, appellants, brought this action against DHL Express, Inc. (“DHL”) under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), alleging that DHL billed the United States jet-fuel surcharges on shipments that were transported[...]

Starr Int’l Co., Inc. v. Fed. Reserve Bank of N.Y.

March 25th, 2014

The appeal considered whether a breach of fiduciary duty cause of action could be brought against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) over its rescue of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) during the fall 2008 financial crisis. The plaintiff-appellant, Starr International Co., Inc., (“Starr”), commenced this suit in the Southern District of New York alleging direct and[...]

Union Square Park Community v. New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

March 25th, 2014

This case arose when Plaintiff challenged Defendant’s agreement with Chef Driven Market, LLC (“CDM”) permitting CDM to operate a seasonal restaurant in Union Square Park for a term of fifteen years. In 2012, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“Department”) executed a written “license agreement” with CDM. This agreement allowed CDM to operate a seasonal restaurant[...]

Kalyanaram v. Am. Ass’n of Univ. Professors at N.Y. Inst. of Tech., Inc.

March 25th, 2014

The plaintiff, Gurumurthy Kalyanaram (“Kalyanaram”), was a professor in the School of Management at the New York Institute of Technology (“NYIT”) and a union member of the American Association of University Professors (“the Union”). In 2007, following an investigation into sexual harassment and racial discrimination complaints by students, NYIT terminated Kalyanaram. Kalyanaram challenged the termination through arbitration, provided[...]