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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[...]

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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

Gristwood v. State

This appeal addresses an action for damages for wrongful conviction and imprisonment.  Claimant appeals from a Court of Claims judgment that awarded him $5,485.394 in damages. In 1996, Claimant was convicted of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree for the death of his wife. The only evidence tying Claimant to the[...]

People v. Angona

This appeal is from a conviction for four counts of sodomy in the first degree. The Defendant was charged with abusing a young victim on four separate occasions between September and October 2001, when the Defendant was sixteen years old. Defendant alleged multiple issues on appeal. First, Defendant alleged that the People had to charge the jury with an infancy defense.[...]

People v. Maldonado

This appeal addresses whether reckless driving alone can sustain a conviction for depraved indifference murder. The Defendant led police on a high-speed chase after stealing a minivan. In addition to speeding and driving on the wrong way down one way streets, the Defendant also ran a red light and narrowly avoided hitting a pedestrian. The Defendant continued to run from[...]

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

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[...]