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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[...]


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 58(b)(2)(H)

The Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 58 was amended in 2014 to include subsection 58(b)(2)(H), which states: At the defendant’s initial appearance on a petty offense or other misdemeanor charge, the magistrate judge must inform the defendant of the following: . . . (H) that a defendant who is not a United States citizen may request that an attorney for the[...]

Federal Rule of Evidence 803

Recent changes made to Federal Rule of Evidence 803 (6)-(8) became effective on December 1, 2014. The previous language of (6)-(8), operative prior to December 1, 2014, and the new language, effective since December 1, 2014 is outlined below: The previous rule of (6) stated: (6) Records of a Regularly Conducted Activity. A record of an act, event, condition, opinion, or[...]

Federal Rule of Evidence 801

Recent changes have been made to Federal Rules of Evidence 801, which focuses on exclusions from heresy. Statements defined as heresy are statements that a declarant did not make while testifying at the current trial or hearing and that a party offers in evidence to prove the truth of a matter asserted in the statement. Prior to the change, which[...]

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1)

As it currently stands, the text of FRCP 26(b)(1) states the following: “Parties may obtain discovery regarding any non-privileged matter that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense, including the existence, description, nature, custody, condition, and location of any documents or other tangible things and the identify and location of persons who know of any discoverable matter. For good[...]