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Stanford bans hard liquor on campus after rape case

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>> A sobering announcement from Stanford University, no more hard alcohol allowed at undergraduate parties, beer and wines spared from the ban. That change in policy following the campus rape case that grabbed headlines after former Stanford swimmer, Brock Turner, was sentenced to a mere six months in jail for sexual assault.
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Reuters' Steve Gorman spoke to the school.>> There has been some criticism from some quarters, namely from a Stanford Law professor and sociologist who also happens to be leading the petition drive to recall the judge, who gave the six months jail sentence to Brock Turner. She also has come out against this policy saying she thinks it's misguided, that really what it will do is drive more alcohol abuse kind of underground on campus.
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>> Turner told the judge drinking was to blame for his actions, saying he was a quote, inexperienced drinker and never experienced partying that involved alcohol until he attended Stanford. However, court documents show that he spoke of drug and alcohol use before entering college.