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Ruling in favor of UC student accused of sex assault could ripple across U.S.

Ruling in favor of UC student accused of sex assault could ripple across U.S.

It began as a typical college hookup: two students at UC San Diego met at a party last year, began drinking and ended up in bed. The encounter snowballed into a sexual assault complaint, university investigation and a finding that the male student should be suspended. But the accused student fought back in court and won — marking what is believed to be the first judicial ruling in recent years that a university failed to provide a fair trial in a sexual misconduct case. Some legal experts said Tuesday that the finding could have a broad national impact. "It could have tremendous persuasive influence on other courts," said Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law...

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