Know Your Rights 101

Terry stops Terry v. Ohio 392 US 1 (1968) Police can briefly detain if reasonable suspicion that suspect is involved in criminal activity Pat downs A limited search of outer garments (pat down) is permissible if police have a reasonable and articulable suspicion that suspect is armed and dangerous. Standard of proof: totality of the […]

The Promise and Perils of the DOMA Decision:

  The Future of Litigation Under the Majority’s Holding and Justice Scalia’s Concerns by Guest Essayist David Zaleski, (djz5@cornell.edu) B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University; Juris Doctorate, Albany Law School.  The author would like to thank Ms. Amy D’Amico for encouraging this post and for her insight in writing it.               On June […]