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Brock Turner found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault
Brock Turner was found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault and one felony count of assault
Brock Turner, a former Stanford University student who was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault and one felony count of assault in March, was found guilty on Friday.
Turner was accused of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January 2015.
The 21-year-old was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation.
In the court, Turner apologized to the victim and her family, saying he is “not a monster.”
On March 12, Turner was found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault and one felony count of assault. He was also found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of assault.
The jury recommended a six-month jail sentence for each felony count, to be served concurrently, as well as a 12-month jail sentence for the misdemeanor assault count, which was ordered to run consecutively to the other sentences.
In addition to his jail time, Turner was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and was placed on three years of probation.
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that he will be stepping down as House Majority Leader, President Trump’s nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Russia has withdrawn, and the United States’ Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is constitutional.
By Tanya O’Connor
New U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in on Monday. If confirmed, the 49-year-old appeals court judge will join the Supreme Court for the first time in nearly a decade. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send Gorsuch’s nomination to the full Senate on Thursday, May 8, with a recommendation that he be confirmed. Gorsuch’s nomination has been a long time coming. He was first nominated to the court by former President George W. Bush in 2006. In the eight years since, the U.S. Senate has not acted on the nomination.
For years, there has been a contentious debate about whether children born with a disability should be considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Undeniably, the lives of children with disabilities are hard. They struggle with a lack of education, a lack of access to the health care system, and an overwhelming amount of day-to-day obstacles. However, for many, the challenges of being a child with a disability are outweighed by the unique advantages of having a disability.
By Michelle McKenzie
May 8, 2017, marked the end of an era for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Former Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted of federal corruption charges for his role in a wide-ranging corruption scandal that spanned from 2009 to 2015. In the end, McDonnell was convicted of seven counts of corruption, including conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation of a bribe, and wire fraud.
McDonnell’s conviction is the first time in nearly 30 years that a Virginia governor has been convicted of corruption. McDonnell is scheduled to be sentenced in June.