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Breakdown Of Allegations Against New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Sexual assault and physical abuse allegations against New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman have been all over the news of late. As a result, Schneiderman ultimately decided to resign, noting that they would prevent his ability to continue to lead the New York office. Many remain shocked, particularly given that Schneiderman was a… Read More »


Will Sexual Assault Cases Ever Be The Same After The #MeToo Movement?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The most recent trial against Bill Cosby for sexual assault has many speculating that trials like these are now forever changed since the onset of the #MeToo movement. Many are now commenting that changing cultural perspectives are now affecting courtroom procedures, such as admissibility of evidence. While the first jury to weigh whether Cosby… Read More »


Yale Rape Verdict Shows Differing Standards For Consent In Criminal Courtrooms Versus Campus Panels

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The trial against the Yale student accused of rape has been in the headlines of late, especially when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on March 7th, after less than three hours of deliberations. The message received from the trial was loud and clear: prosecuting sex crimes in a court of law… Read More »


Anthony Weiner Conviction Draws Attention to Issues with Federal Sentencing Guidelines

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On September 25th, former congressman Anthony Weiner who once represented New York’s 9th congressional district was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for providing obscene materials to a minor, including child pornography, and related crimes. Yet, aside from all the national attention the story has received, Weiner’s sentencing is interesting for an entirely other reason:… Read More »


Campus Criminal Rape Policies & Investigations Draw Concern

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with women who have been the victims of sexual assault, as well as the accused, and their families, on July 13th in an effort to re-examine the recent campus sexual assault policies of the Obama administration. Specifically, some are concerned that these policies may be significantly violating the… Read More »


What Is a Mistrial, and How Does It Relate To Double Jeopardy?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Many of us have tuned into Bill Cosby’s trial this last month, which recently ended in a hung jury (mistrial). Specifically, the jury deliberated for 52 hours before a mistrial was declared because they were deadlocked. Cosby is currently free on bail, but also appears to be awaiting a retrial of the criminal case,… Read More »

Is Sexual Harassment A Civil Wrong or A Crime?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Many have been following the scandal at Fox involving Roger Ailes, previous chairman, who has been accused of sexual harassment during the hiring process. These allegations reportedly echo other claims made by Fox News employees, indicating that sexual harassment was an issue there. While several of these individuals have now filed lawsuits against the… Read More »

Understanding Criminal Sexual Assault Charges in New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Sexual assault is a very serious crime that carries some strict penalties upon being found guilty. It is important to understand where the line is drawn between sexual abuse and the four degrees of aggravated sexual abuse, as defined by New York State law, so that you understand when one type of behavior turns… Read More »

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