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Court Rulings

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.

Read: Supreme Court Upholds Thurston High School Killer’s 112-Year Sentence

Supreme Court Upholds Thurston High School Killer’s 112-Year Sentence

Kip Kinkel shot and killed his parents before opening fire at Thurston High School, killing two students and injuring 24 others.

Read: Calif. Court Allows USC Student Accused of Rape to Question Witnesses

Calif. Court Allows USC Student Accused of Rape to Question Witnesses

The ruling comes during the debate of how schools handle sexual assault allegations and heightened standards for proving accusations.

Read: Judge: Broward Schools, Police Had No Duty to Protect Students During Shooting

Judge: Broward Schools, Police Had No Duty to Protect Students During Shooting

The judge ruled liability only applies to those who are involuntarily committed, not students “with the ability to take care of themselves.”

Read: KSU Removes Policy to Charge Students Security Fees for Events

KSU Removes Policy to Charge Students Security Fees for Events

After the lawsuit from student group Liberty Hangout, KSU has dropped their policy to charge students a security fee when holding an event on campus.

Read: Ex-Baylor Student Accused of Rape Gets No Jail Time in Plea Deal

Ex-Baylor Student Accused of Rape Gets No Jail Time in Plea Deal

The former Baylor University fraternity president will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain.

Read: Taiwanese Student to be Deported for Threatening School Shooting

Taiwanese Student to be Deported for Threatening School Shooting

A judge ruled that the student would be spared additional time in prison, but deported and barred from returning to the U.S.

Read: Sexual Assault Survivors Given More Time to File Civil Cases

Sexual Assault Survivors Given More Time to File Civil Cases

Amid the #MeToo movement, California extends the statute of limitations for sexual assault survivors who are looking to file a civil case.

Read: USF Can’t Inspect Student’s Phone or Laptop in Title IX Case, Judge Says

USF Can’t Inspect Student’s Phone or Laptop in Title IX Case, Judge Says

The judge ruled that the university’s request for forensic examinations of the student’s devices is disproportional to the needs of the case.

Read: New Calif. Law Says Schools Must Update and Review Suicide Policies

New Calif. Law Says Schools Must Update and Review Suicide Policies

California governor has passed a new law that requires schools to update and review their suicide policies to support student mental health.

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