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Veteran American diplomat Dennis Ross has predicted that President Obama would be far more likely to push for United Nations action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if Donald Trump wins the November elections. The senior Mideast expert told a conference in Palo Alto, California, that Obama might want to codify support for a two-state solution to the conflict if Trump were to win to prevent the Republican from reversing U.S. policy supporting a negotiated solution with the Palestinians, the Times of Israel reported. Comment?
The California judge facing criticism over his sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault was removed on Tuesday from a new sexual assault case after complaints by prosecutors, officials said. "We lack confidence that Judge Persky can fairly participate in this upcoming hearing in which a male nurse sexually assaulted an anesthetized female patient," Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement. Comment?
A juror in the Stanford University sexual assault case wrote to the judge expressing his disappointment over what was seen by many as a very lenient sentence handed down to former student-athlete Brock Turner. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky is facing a recall campaign following public anger over his decision to sentence Turner, 20, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a party. Comment?
Students and rights groups plan to demonstrate at Stanford University's commencement on Sunday to express outrage over the 6-month jail sentence handed to a former student convicted of sexual assault on the California campus, organizers said on Saturday. UltraViolet, a women's rights group, said it commissioned a plane to fly over Stanford's Palo Alto campus just ahead of graduation ceremonies with a banner reading, "Protect Survivors. Comment?
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