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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

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[...]

Spoleta Construction, LLC v. Aspen Ins. UK Ltd.

This case on appeal concerns the notice provision of an insurance policy covering a third party contracted employee. The plaintiff in this case, Spoleta Construction, LLC, contracted defendant Hub-Langie Paving, Inc., to complete paving work on a construction job. Plaintiff was named as an additional insured of defendant’s policy. Defendant’s employee Shane VanDerwall (“VanDerwall”) was injured while working on the[...]

Bish v. Odell Farms P’ship

This appeal addresses the interpretation of NY Labor Law § 240(1) and NY Labor Law § 241(6). The plaintiff, Robert Bish, was a cement truck driver who was injured following a slip and fall off of an affixed ladder to the cement truck he was operating while on the defendant, Odell Farms’ property. Plaintiff commenced a personal injury action against[...]

People v. Dallas

In a non-jury trial, the defendant was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child, two counts of assault in the first degree, two counts of assault in the first degree as a sexually motivated felony, and endangering the welfare of a child. The underlying facts involved defendant forcibly anally sodomizing a nine-month-old infant. Thereafter, in the presence of a[...]