Category: Notes

Note: The Prosecution of Child Soldiers: Balancing Accountability with Justice 0

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...

Note: The Tale of the E-Book: Library Lending’s Newest Edition 0

Note: The Tale of the E-Book: Library Lending’s Newest Edition

Imagine the scene.  As the last moments of sunlight filter through the partially drawn shade, a comfy armchair beckons while the winter’s fire sets the mood, its warm glow illuminating . . . . Wait a minute! ...

Note: Young Fella, If You’re Looking for Trouble I’ll Accommodate You: Deputizing Private Companies for the Use of Hackback 0

Note: Young Fella, If You’re Looking for Trouble I’ll Accommodate You: Deputizing Private Companies for the Use of Hackback

A computer operator sits in front of a computer screen, monitoring a tank of toxic chemicals.[1]  A series of computers control the tank’s physical hardware.  All of a sudden, the lights in the control...

Note: Statutory Purpose and Deferring to Agency Interpretations of Laws.  The Immigration Law Paradigm: “Aged Out”—Get Deported! 0

Note: Statutory Purpose and Deferring to Agency Interpretations of Laws. The Immigration Law Paradigm: “Aged Out”—Get Deported!

K-2 visa holders are children of alien-fiancé(e)s of United States citizens, who are issued a visa to accompany their parents to the U.S.  An alien parent is issued a K-1 visa to travel to...

Note: Death and Taxes: (Over?)Reaction to Section 1706 of the Tax Reform Act 0

Note: Death and Taxes: (Over?)Reaction to Section 1706 of the Tax Reform Act

“If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, ‘[w]hy did this have to happen?’”[1]  Indeed, many people across the country asked this very question after the events that took place on February 18,...

Note: Nights on the Museum: Should Free Housing Provided to Museum Directors Also be Tax-Free 0

Note: Nights on the Museum: Should Free Housing Provided to Museum Directors Also be Tax-Free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is, arguably, one of the great cultural institutions of our time.  Visitors come from all over the world to indulge in its timeless collection spanning five thousand years of...

Note: Stateside Guantanamo: Breaking the Silence 0

Note: Stateside Guantanamo: Breaking the Silence

On December 11, 2006, the Department of Justice quietly began to execute the initial stages of a secret new program, the Communication Management Unit (CMU).[1]  At 7:00 A.M., seventeen federal prisoners from across the...

Note: It’s Not Popular but it Sure is Right: The (In)admissibility of Statements Made Pursuant to Sexual Offender Treatment Programs 0

Note: It’s Not Popular but it Sure is Right: The (In)admissibility of Statements Made Pursuant to Sexual Offender Treatment Programs

Sex offenders are not a sympathetic bunch.  Throughout American history, society has imposed on sexual offenders a variety of punishments, from incarceration[1] to castration.[2]  In recent years, in response to public pressure following several...

Note: Green Technology: An Alternative Path to Accelerated Patent Examination 0

Note: Green Technology: An Alternative Path to Accelerated Patent Examination

In the last quarter century, a particular problem facing humanity has become increasingly clear to innovators around the world: the consumption of immense quantities of natural resources of limited and shrinking availability.  Whether it...

Note: Let my People Go Fishing: Applying the Law of “Givings” to Private Fishing Preserves, Exclusive Fishing Rights, and State-Stocked Rivers 0

Note: Let my People Go Fishing: Applying the Law of “Givings” to Private Fishing Preserves, Exclusive Fishing Rights, and State-Stocked Rivers

Most fishermen are probably not thinking about the law on a normal day on the water.  But perhaps they should if they are one of the anglers paying a fee to fish the private...