Suffolk University Law Review

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 3, Summer

A Lawyer in Pursuit of Truth and Unity: Mohandas Gandhi and the Private Practice of Law
I. Introduction: Gandhi's "Special Views" of Lawyers and the Truth Before he was known around the world as Mahatma (or "great soul"), Mohandas K. Gandhi was known as esquire. He was an attorney. In fact, after being called to the bar in England...
Civil Procedure - In-Forum Injury May Constitute Forum Contact for Relatedness Prong of Specific Jurisdiction Inquiry
Civil Procedure--In-Forum Injury May Constitute Forum Contact for Relatedness Prong of Specific Jurisdiction Inquiry--Astro-Med, Inc. v. Nihon Kohden America, Inc., 591 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2009) To properly exercise specific jurisdiction over a nonresident...
Constitutional Law - Constitutional Rights of Parents Do Not Require Showing of Unfitness in Third Party Cases
Constitutional Law--Constitutional Rights of Parents Do Not Require Showing of Unfitness in Third Party Cases--Kulstad v. Maniaci, 220 P.3d 595 (Mont. 2009). The United States Constitution and the Montana Constitution protect a natural parent's...
Criminal Law - Fourth Circuit Holds Retroactive Application of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Amendments Violates Ex Post Facto Clause
Criminal Law--Fourth Circuit Holds Retroactive Application of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Amendments Violates Ex Post Facto Clause--United States v. Lewis, 606 F.3d 193 (4th Cir. 2010) The Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...
Criminal Law - Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Fails to Require Statistical Analysis for Nonexclusion DNA Test Results
Criminal Law--Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Fails to Require Statistical Analysis for Nonexclusion DNA Test Results--Commonwealth v. Mattei, 920 N.E.2d 845 (Mass. 2010). Massachusetts grants judges broad discretion when determining the...
Dueling Approaches to Dual Purpose Documents: The Reaches of the Work Product Doctrine after Textron
"[Work product protection] is less clear ... as to documents which, although prepared because of expected litigation, are intended to inform a business decision influenced by the prospects of the litigation." (1) I. INTRODUCTION In a highly anticipated...
Gene Patents: The Controversy and the Law in the Wake of Myriad
I. INTRODUCTION The topic of gene patents is as controversial as it is misunderstood, and the law surrounding these patents was not made any clearer following the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York's decision in the...
The Government Speech Doctrine and Its Effect on the Democratic Process
"When the government speaks ... to promote its own policies or to advance a particular idea, it is, in the end, accountable to the electorate and the political process for its advocacy. If the citizenry objects, newly elected officials later could...
The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) in Combating Corruption: Theory and Practice
I. INTRODUCTION Corruption, in its many guises, is a global phenomenon to be contended with in commerce, politics, and day-to-day life. And in some countries, according to Transparency International (TI), it has become deeply embedded in the very...
Yelp! Libel or Free Speech: The Future of Internet Defamation Litigation in Massachusetts in the Wake of Noonan V. Staples
"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence." (1) I. INTRODUCTION In Noonan v. Staples, Inc., (2) the...