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Sexual Assault Cases in the Spotlight: How College Campuses are Facing the Problem Head-on

With the recent sentencing of Stanford student Brock Turner, the issue of college campus sexual assault has once again been brought to the forefront of national attention. Specifically, Judge Aaron Persky's minimal six-month sentence of incarceration for Turner highlights a systemic problem that colleges across the nation have been struggling to resolve: How can schools achieve justice for victims of sexual assault while simultaneously protecting the rights of students accused of these crimes?

Employment Termination May Go Up in Smoke

Under the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act, it is lawful to use marijuana in Massachusetts for medicinal purposes. At the same time, the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act states that "nothing in this law requires any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in places of employment." Therefore, it may be legal for employers to fire workers for their use of marijuana.