From NY Times online:
Supreme Court Justice Brian DeJoseph, a graduate of Syracuse University and its law school, ruled Friday that Boeheim's comments were not statements of fact but were opinions that are protected from defamation suits.
Regardless of what the law is, doesn't this judge have to recuse himself to give the appearance of impartiality? But seeing that he is a grad, I guess he's too stupid to realize that. Smart casual attorneys responses welcome!