Court Rulings

Read: First Circuit Splits from Sixth Circuit, Dept. of Ed. on Title IX Due Process

First Circuit Splits from Sixth Circuit, Dept. of Ed. on Title IX Due Process

The Sixth Circuit ruled having a neutral party interview the complainant and respondent in a Title IX matter met constitutional due process principles.

Read: Man Who Threatened to Bomb Harvard University Sentenced to Prison

Man Who Threatened to Bomb Harvard University Sentenced to Prison

The man also threatened to shoot attendees at Harvard’s first-ever black commencement and received 15 months in prison after pleading guilty.

Read: Judge’s Ruling Appealed After Teen Granted Leniency in Rape Case

Judge’s Ruling Appealed After Teen Granted Leniency in Rape Case

The judge said he chose not to charge the teen as an adult because he came from a good family and was planning on going to college.

Read: Justices Decline Appeal to Challenge District’s Pro-Transgender Policy

Justices Decline Appeal to Challenge District’s Pro-Transgender Policy

Students claimed their school district’s pro-transgender policy was a violation of their privacy right and regulations under Title IX.

Read: Mich. Schools Can Suspend Students Accused of Sexual Assault

Mich. Schools Can Suspend Students Accused of Sexual Assault

The ruling further clarifies how universities should act during the disciplinary process for sexual assault cases on campus.

Read: New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Victims

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Victims

The extension will allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue their attackers and seek damages from institutions.

Read: LA Archdiocese to Pay $8 Million to Teen Abused, Kidnapped by Athletic Director

LA Archdiocese to Pay $8 Million to Teen Abused, Kidnapped by Athletic Director

The athletic director had several complaints of misconduct against him prior to kidnapping the 15-year-old student he had been sexually abusing.

Read: MSU to Spend Over $250K on Ex-President’s Legal Defense

MSU to Spend Over $250K on Ex-President’s Legal Defense

The university has spent around $129K so far in court fees on the former president and has been billed for at least $140K more.

Read: Court: Flipping Off a Cop is Free Speech (But We Don’t Recommend It)

Court: Flipping Off a Cop is Free Speech (But We Don’t Recommend It)

“Fits of rudeness or lack of gratitude may violate the Golden Rule, but that doesn’t make them illegal or for that matter punishable.”

Read: Hacker Gets 10 Years for DDoS Attack on Children’s Hospitals

Hacker Gets 10 Years for DDoS Attack on Children’s Hospitals

Martin Gottesfeld hacked into the Boston Children’s Hospital IT system in protest of the treatment of a patient, Justina Pelletier.

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