Court Rulings

Read: Split Verdict in Sexual Assault Trial of Ex-Temple University Fraternity President

Split Verdict in Sexual Assault Trial of Ex-Temple University Fraternity President

The fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, was suspended in April 2018 after at least three women said they were sexually assaulted at the house.

Read: Univ. of Illinois Settles Free Speech Lawsuit Over Trump Protest Incident

Univ. of Illinois Settles Free Speech Lawsuit Over Trump Protest Incident

Three students filed a lawsuit against UI for issuing a no-contact directive after a student grabbed one of the plaintiff’s phones during a campus protest.

Read: Appeals Court Overturns Student’s Resisting Arrest, Battery Convictions

Appeals Court Overturns Student’s Resisting Arrest, Battery Convictions

The court ruled the officer failed to give the student clear or direct orders or to give a warning before he forced him to the ground and handcuffed him.

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.

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