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Court Rulings

Read: Ex-Baylor Doctor Found Guilty of Raping Patient, Gets Probation

Ex-Baylor Doctor Found Guilty of Raping Patient, Gets Probation

The former Baylor College doctor sexually assaulted a partially sedated patient three times while working at Ben Taub Hospital in 2013.

Read: Ex-Penn State Frat Member Sentenced in Piazza Hazing Death

Ex-Penn State Frat Member Sentenced in Piazza Hazing Death

The defendant pleaded guilty in June to nine misdemeanor charges, including four counts of hazing and five counts of unlawful acts related to alcohol.

Read: Michigan Schools Can Ban Guns, Supreme Court Rules

Michigan Schools Can Ban Guns, Supreme Court Rules

Four out of seven justices ruled in favor of two Michigan school districts after two firearm advocacy groups filed lawsuits.

Read: Court Delays Release of Parkland School Shooting Security Footage

Court Delays Release of Parkland School Shooting Security Footage

The Broward School Board tried to block the release of the footage, claiming it would expose weak spots in the district’s surveillance systems.

Read: Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones

Friday’s 5-4 decision reverses a previous ruling that cell phone location data is not protected by the Fourth Amendment and therefore doesn’t require a warrant.

Read: Woman Gets 18 Years for 1998 Infant Abduction from Fla. Hospital

Woman Gets 18 Years for 1998 Infant Abduction from Fla. Hospital

A woman abducted an infant and raised her for nearly two decades before being arrested in 2017 for kidnapping and custodial interference.

Read: Va. Judge Rules in Favor of Teen in Transgender School Bathroom Case

Va. Judge Rules in Favor of Teen in Transgender School Bathroom Case

The judge ruled that a policy, which required students to use the bathroom that aligns with their biological sex, violated a transgender student’s constitutional rights.

Read: Mass. Court: Colleges Have Legal Duty to Prevent Student Suicides

Mass. Court: Colleges Have Legal Duty to Prevent Student Suicides

While Massachusetts’ top court found MIT not responsible for a 2009 student suicide, it also ruled schools have a legal obligation to prevent student suicides in some cases.

Read: Teen Gets 23 Years for West Liberty-Salem High School Shooting

Teen Gets 23 Years for West Liberty-Salem High School Shooting

The teen was sentenced to the maximum number of years for the charges he faced, which included attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic.

Read: Court Rules UNC-Chapel Hill Must Reveal Names of Sexual Assault Perps

Court Rules UNC-Chapel Hill Must Reveal Names of Sexual Assault Perps

The unanimous decision reverses a judge’s 2017 order that UNC-Chapel Hill could withhold information related to sexual assault cases under FERPA.

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