Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:36pm
Professor John Burkoff has published the February 2011 edition of his two-volume treatise, Search Warrant Law Deskbook (West). This treatise, which was first published in 1987, moves with this edition from a hardcover format with semi-annual page supplements, to a semi-annual, soft-cover format. Each new edition contains from 150 to 250 new court decisions and an update on statutory search warrant law in every jurisdiction in the United States. This treatise is one of four treatises that Professor Burkoff has authored that are also available in the WESTLAW database. Search Warrant Law Deskbook is available by searching the database code: SRCHWARLAW.
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 3:47pm
Professor John Burkoff was a guest on the Mike Pintek show on KDKA Radio on February 18. Professor Burkoff talked and answered questions about developments in the trial of Senator Jane Orie and her sister, Janine, on charges of using public resources for political ends over a period that stretched for nearly a decade.
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:14pm
John Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the lawyer for State Sen. Jane Orie has every reason to want to subpoena Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala as a witness. Pulling in Zappala as a witness fits Orie's story that the whole prosecution is part of a political vendetta against her. "If they can get him on the stand, they can try to make their political argument that they've had from the beginning -- that this is a vendetta," Burkoff said. "My guess is the judge won't let them do it."
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:06am
Professor John Burkoff explained why a prosecution witness testified that he was especially nervous doing political work for State Sen. Jane Orie after another state lawmaker was convicted for similar activity. In an interview in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Professor Burkoff said that awareness of the other lawmaker's conviction would put other politicians on notice that doing political work on state time violated the law. "If the jurors get the idea this has happened before... then other (legislators) should be aware you can't do this," Burkoff said.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 2:54pm
Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh presented his work in progress on February 5, 2011,at the Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop held at Albany Law School.
Link to Conference Information
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 8:59pm
Professor Pat Chew of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Robert Kelley of Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business will be featured speakers in the "Influential Voices" speaker series at the Seattle University School of Law on March 8. They will also be conducting a workshop for state and federal judges. Their topic will be their empirical work and its implications for judicial decision-making.
Link to Influential Voices Series
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 8:51pm
Visiting Assistant Professor J. Janewa OseiTutu presented her work in progress at the Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop, which was held at Albany Law School on February 4-5, 2011.
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 8:49pm
Professor David Harris has published "Picture This: Body Worn Video Devices ('Head Cams') as Tools for Ensuring Fourth Amendment Compliance by Police" in the Texas Tech Law Review.
Link to SSRN post
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:32pm
Professor Anthony Infanti will speak at symposium at Georgetown. The symposium, organized by the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, concerns the intersection of tax law, gender, and sexuality. Professor Infanti is the principal speaker and paper for the panel on the intersection of tax law with sexual orientation and gender identity. His paper is tentatively titled “LGBT Taxpayers: A Collision of ‘Others.’”
Link to conference announcement
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:26am
Professor John Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the prosecution and defense were presenting starkly different narratives as testimony began in the trial of State Sen. Jane Orie. ""The strategy, obviously, is that the prosecution wants to show this is a clear pattern... The defense strategy is that these were minor events, or they were done on comp time because these people had an interest in the political future of the Orie sisters. There's two different narratives being spun."