Monthly Archive: November 2016

Man’s Sexual Tendencies Properly Admitted to Jury

Man’s Sexual Tendencies Properly Admitted to Jury

–by Darian Niforatos Citations: People v. Brewer, 2016 N.Y. LEXIS 3495 (2016); People v. Molineux, 61 N.E. 286 (N.Y. 1901). Abstract: The issue surrounding this case was whether the trial court erred in allowing the...

Prosecutors Can Impeach with Inconsistent Statements to Police

Prosecutors Can Impeach with Inconsistent Statements to Police

–by Emily Keable Citations: People v. Chery, 2016 N.Y. Lexis 3459 (2016); People v. Savage, 409 N.E.2d 858 (N.Y. 1980). Abstract: When a defendant’s initial statements to the police differ from the testimony the defendant...

NYS Law Passed to “Put an End to Airbnb” in NYC; Airbnb has Rushed to Sue for a Preliminary Injunction

NYS Law Passed to “Put an End to Airbnb” in NYC; Airbnb has Rushed to Sue for a Preliminary Injunction

–by Carlie Roman Citations: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/S6340/amendment/A; http://www.wsj.com/articles/airbnb-in-talks-to-settle-new-york-lawsuit-1477959169 ; http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/technology/new-york-passes-law-airbnb.html?_r=0 ; http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-marathon-runners-race-airbnb-new-state-law-article-1.2859787 Abstract: Last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that can impose up to $7,500 in fines for advertising illegal short-term apartment rentals in New...

School Boards Forced to Submit to Local Zoning Schemes in Building Athletic Facilities

School Boards Forced to Submit to Local Zoning Schemes in Building Athletic Facilities

—by Samuel Cohen Sources: John Wolohan & Samuel Cohen, Zoning Regulations Dismantle School’s Bleachers, Athletic Bus., Nov. 2016, at 22; Jeff Gruba v. Community High School District No. 1, 40 N.E.3d 1 (Ill. 2015)...

New York State Senate Seeks to Stop Scalpers

New York State Senate Seeks to Stop Scalpers

—by Conor Tallet Sources: S.B. S6931C, 2015-2016 Reg. Sess. (N.Y. 2016); Andrew J. Lanza, Senate Passes Lanza’s Bill to Help Stop “Bots” from Ruining Consumers’ Chances of Buying Concert and Other Event Tickets (May 25,...

Justice Department Rejects Forensic Science Recommendations; Critics Disapprove

Justice Department Rejects Forensic Science Recommendations; Critics Disapprove

—by Jennifer Pratt Abstract: Attorney General Loretta Lynch opted not to adopt any recommendations set forth in a report to the President about the unreliability of scientific testing in court settings.  Critics fear this...