Monthly Archive: June 2016

In Jail? Be Careful What You Say on the Phone, It May be Used Against You in Court

In Jail? Be Careful What You Say on the Phone, It May be Used Against You in Court

—by D.J. Nugent People v. Johnson, No. 37, 2016 N.Y. LEXIS 752 (N.Y. Apr. 5, 2016). Abstract: The Court of Appeals upheld a New York City regulation that permits prisons, such as Rikers Island,...

New York Court of Appeals Holds “Symptom Threshold” Methodology Is Inadmissible, But Cites “Odor Threshold” Methodology With Approval

New York Court of Appeals Holds “Symptom Threshold” Methodology Is Inadmissible, But Cites “Odor Threshold” Methodology With Approval

—by David M. Katz Sean R. v. BMW of N. Am., LLC, 48 N.E.3d 937 (N.Y. 2016). Abstract: The New York Court of Appeals recently decided that the basis for an expert opinion on...

Taxing the Human Body

Taxing the Human Body

—by Kelly Pare Perez v. Comm’r, 144 T.C. No. 4 (2015) Abstract: Advances in modern medicine have brought new meaning to the idea of selling one’s body. Surrogacy arrangements, egg and sperm donations, and...

Obama’s Endgame for Military Detention at Guantanamo

Obama’s Endgame for Military Detention at Guantanamo

—by Kyle Tucker Source: President Barack Obama, Remarks by the President on Plan to Close the Prison at Guantanamo Bay (Feb. 23, 2016), https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/23/remarks-president-plan-close-prison-guantanamo-bay. Abstract: President Obama announced that a plan was submitted to Congress...