Author: Christopher Baiamonte

NSA Axes “About” Collection: Win for Privacy Advocates, Loss for Us All?

NSA Axes “About” Collection: Win for Privacy Advocates, Loss for Us All?

–by Taylor Henry Abstract: This article discusses the NSA’s recent policy change to its electronic surveillance program, under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), to stop collecting electronic communications that are “about”...

New York’s Highest Court Requires Hearings for Final Child Custody Determinations

New York’s Highest Court Requires Hearings for Final Child Custody Determinations

–by Shannon Mumaw Sources: S.L. v. J.R., 56 N.E.3d 193 (2016); Daniel Leddy, Major Custody Ruling by New York’s Highest Court, silive.com (June 20, 2016, 12:17 PM), http://www.silive.com/opinion/danielleddy/index.ssf/2016/06/major_custody_ruling_by_new_yo.html. Abstract: The New York Court of...

Does Charging Bull Artist Arturo Di Modica have a Claim Under VARA?

Does Charging Bull Artist Arturo Di Modica have a Claim Under VARA?

–by Veronica Ramirez Sources: Phillips v. Pembroke Real Estate, Inc., 459 F.3d 128, 129 (1st Cir. 2006); 17 U.S.C. § 106A (2012); Leonard D. DuBoff, Christy A. King, Michael D. Murray, and James A.R....

Paid Family Leave Without Worries?

Paid Family Leave Without Worries?

–by Nicole Macris Citations: Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq. (2017); FAMILY Act, S.337, 115th Cong. (2017), https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/337; Wendy McElroy, The FAMILY Act is Smart Politics, but Bad...

“Total Amount Due” Means the Total Amount Due

“Total Amount Due” Means the Total Amount Due

–by Andriy Troyanovych Source: Carlin v. Davidson Fink L.L.P., No. 15-3105-cv, 2017 WL 1160887 (2d Cir. Mar. 29, 2017) Abstract: On March 29, 2017, the Second Circuit held that a letter to a consumer...

United States Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Case of Alleged Racial Bias

United States Supreme Court Reverses and Remands Case of Alleged Racial Bias

–by Taylor J. Hoy Citation: Pena Rodriguez v. Colorado, 580 U.S. ____ (2017); Pena-Rodriguez v. People, 350 P.3d 287 (Colo. 2015). Abstract: Pena-Rodriguez examines Colorado’s interpretation of Colorado Rule of Evidence (“CRE”) 606(b) as...

Coachella Music Festival Sues Urban Outfitters

Coachella Music Festival Sues Urban Outfitters

–by Irem Karacal Sources: Kat Greene, Coachella Hits Urban Outfitters, Free People with TM Suit, Law 360, (Mar. 14, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT), https://www.law360.com/articles/902025/coachella-hits-urban-outfitters-free-people-with-tm-suit. Ryan Reed, Coachella Organizers Suing Urban Outfitters for Trademark Infringement,...

For Want of a Comma

For Want of a Comma

–by Ian Ludd Citations: Daniel Victor, Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute, N.Y. Times (Mar. 16, 2017) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/oxford-comma-lawsuit.html?_r=1; O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, No. 16-1901, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS...

SCOTUS: No-Impeachment Rule Not Applicable to Jury Deliberations When Racial Bias is Found

SCOTUS: No-Impeachment Rule Not Applicable to Jury Deliberations When Racial Bias is Found

–by Melanie-Ann DeLancey Source: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 580 U.S. ____ (2017). Abstract: On March 6, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that racial comments made during jury deliberations can violate a defendant’s constitutional right...

Supreme Court of the United States Quotes Syracuse Law Review Article

Supreme Court of the United States Quotes Syracuse Law Review Article

–by Samantha Pallini Citation: McLane Co. v. EEOC, No. 15-1248, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2327, at *17 (Apr. 3, 2017) (quoting Maurice Rosenberg, Judicial Discretion of the Trial Court, Viewed From Above, 22 Syracuse L....