Admissions Scam

A federal court in Massachusetts denied Mossimo Giannulli’s request for compassionate release from his five-month prison sentence. Giannulli, who, along with his wife Lori Loughlin, pleaded guilty to participating in a college admissions scam, asked the court to modify his sentence to home confinement because of the “harsh conditions” imposed in prison to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Tuition Subsidies

The Arizona Supreme Court revived the state attorney general’s suit against the Arizona Board of Regents over subsidizing in-state university tuition for DACA recipients. The attorney general “is entitled to prove that, in providing in-state tuition on behalf of students who were unlawfully present, ABOR illegally expended funds beyond the amount of tuition collected.”

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Campus Safety

An appeals court in Texas granted mandamus relief to Baylor University, which claimed the trial court improperly ordered the deposition of the university’s president in a lawsuit brought by a student who claimed she was sexually assaulted in 2017 by multiple football players. The student failed to show the president had “unique or superior personal knowledge” that the school’s campus was unsafe.

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