Author Archives: Hofstra Law Review

Burden of Mental Illness Among Veterans Seen in VA Primary Care and the Positive Effects of Recent VHA Initiatives

In addition to the behavioral health collaborative care model, fellow panelists Keith Grant, Veterans Coordinator, Nassau County Department of Human Services, and the author explored some of the stressors facing our service members today both on and off the battlefield, … Continue reading

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Hofstra Mission Critical: The Unified Behavioral Health Center

In April 2016, the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University hosted a conference entitled “Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Our Nation’s Veterans.” Experts … Continue reading

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Health Care Issues for Veterans

As of September 2015, there were almost twenty-two million veterans living in the United States. A small percentage of these veterans have seen combat, and a much larger group have supported that combat effort. Almost all veterans, depending upon their … Continue reading

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Foreword, Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of our Nation’s Veterans

The articles in this Symposium reflect the presentations of panelists at an April 2016 conference, developed by the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy (“Gitenstein Institute”) at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and by … Continue reading

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He Who Comes into Court Must Not Come with Green Hands: The Marijuana Industry’s Ongoing Struggle with The Illegality and Unclean Hands Doctrines

Imagine a hardworking marijuana dispensary owner, Mary Jane. Mary operates her marijuana business legally under the laws of her state. Mary contracts with James Chong for ten pounds of marijuana and pays the amount due, $45,000, in full and up … Continue reading

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Go Fund Me, Please: Crowdsourcing for Bail as an Insufficient Surety

A “modern day bake sale with . . . fewer brownies.” This was an analogy used to describe the newfound use of crowdsourcing websites like GoFundMe.com (“Go Fund Me”) to obtain money for bail. While a bake sale or its … Continue reading

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Lending Loot: The Cost of Cultural Exchange Under the Immunity from Seizure Act

[I]f you believe in art, you like art, you think people should see art, and you like your museums, you ought to be for this bill. – Representative Steve Cohen The Nazis stole roughly 600,000 pieces of art from 1933 … Continue reading

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Diversity and the Law

Thank you Dean Eric Lane for inviting me to deliver this year’s Howard and Iris Kaplan Memorial Lecture. The goal of this lecture series is to bring jurists to address the community on important and timely legal issues. A worthy … Continue reading

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Forfeiture-by-Wrongdoing and Faretta: Reaffirming Counsel’s Vital Role When Defendants Manipulate Competing Sixth Amendment Representation Rights

Just a few weeks before his trial on charges of mail fraud and conspiracy, criminal defendant John Paul Hansen filed a motion with the federal district court presiding over his case requesting “some form of hybrid counsel.” Hansen requested to … Continue reading

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Duty of Outrage: The Defense Lawyer’s Obligation to Speak Truth to Power to the Prosecutor and the Court When the Criminal Justice System Is Unjust

For decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have spotlighted what is now recognized as a permanent state of crisis in the system of public defense in the United States. More than fifty years after the watershed decision in Gideon v. Wainwright … Continue reading

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