An article concerning juror use of social media ("Judges Urge Explicit Juror Cautions on Use of Social Media During Trial," March 20, 2014), reports that the authors of a study of jurors concluded that explicit instructions from judges regarding social media—that is, instructions not to use it—were the best way to make sure juries remained impartial.
Evangeline M. Chan writes about an article from November titled "Courts Must Warn of Plea Deportation Result."
The business of paroling is to sit at the pleasure of the governor and although unspoken, it is implicit in the appointment that one be expected to be sensitive in decision-making to needs for a budget escape hatch, political appeasement, media hype and interest groups' pressure.
The gist of the complaint is that the attorney purportedly misrepresented statements in a recent book by Greenberg, and documents filed with the SEC by entities controlled by Greenberg, relating to whether Greenberg intends, or is likely, to become an official of a public company, or a company in the securities business—matters that are pertinent to a summary judgment motion pending before the court.
A member of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and represent Raymond A. Mirra Jr. in a pending civil defamation case writes to correct certain statements attributed to Allan L. Brenner, in an article titled "Jordan Defense Lawyer Continues Attack on D.A. Team."
In a Nov. 25 "Perspective," Joel Cohen suggests the need for "a judicial-like spokesperson or an infrastructure" to make the case for a judge who has been "blasted by the tabloids."
Elyse J. Stern writes how videotaping plays a salient role in insuring the integrity of the evaluation process.
Timothy R. Capowski writes about the video recording of CPLR 3121 examinations.