Category: Criminal Law

California Passes Bill to Protect Sexual Assault Victims

California Passes Bill to Protect Sexual Assault Victims

—by Astrid Quiñones Source: Sex Crimes: Mandatory Prison Sentence, California, Assembly Bill No. 2888, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2888 Abstract: In response to the Brock Turner case, California enacted legislation to disallow probation and provide a mandatory minimum...

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,...

Survey: 2014 Criminal Law

Survey: 2014 Criminal Law

Survey of New York Criminal law for 2013–2014. View Full PDF Jason Hoge is currently a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Office of Clinical Legal Education at Syracuse University College of Law, where he supports primarily...

Mental Illness and Prison Reform

Mental Illness and Prison Reform

by Aaron Lawson Summary In New York State, “nearly one-third of…prisoners in solitary confinement have been diagnosed with either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.”[1] Mentally ill prisoners fall into a vicious cycle where they are...

New Developments in Assisted Suicide Legislation

New Developments in Assisted Suicide Legislation

by Shannon Crane   This month, the California legislature passed the “End of Life Option” bill into law. This makes California the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted death by either legislative action or court...

People v. Allen 0

People v. Allen

This appeal addresses whether a duplicity argument based on trial evidence must be preserved for appeal where the count is not duplicitous on the face of the indictment. The appellant/defendant, Terrell Allen (“defendant”), was...

People v. Marquan M. 0

People v. Marquan M.

This appeal involves a sixteen-year-old high school student that anonymously posted pictures of high school classmates and other adolescents with sexually explicit descriptions of their personal lives on Facebook. A police investigation revealed defendant...

People v. Johnson 0

People v. Johnson

This appeal addresses whether a defendant’s right to counsel has been violated when he attempts to gain leniency for one crime by discussing another crime and ultimately incriminates himself for the other crime in...

LM Bus. Assocs., Inc. v. State of New York 0

LM Bus. Assocs., Inc. v. State of New York

The State Insurance Fund, the State Police, and the Workers’ Compensation board investigated Mark Boerman for fraudulent activities. During the investigation, the State Police were granted a search warrant and searched the claimants’ offices...

Floyd v. City of New York 0

Floyd v. City of New York

This appeal addresses whether public-sector unions may intervene into a litigation where the actual parties to that litigation have agreed to a settlement. On August 12, 2013, after a bench trial, the district court...