The case of a former Stanford University student, Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at a party on the university’s campus is receiving national attention this week because Turner was sentenced to six months in county jail and three years of probation. The case is viewed by some as an example of a privileged white person receiving an unjustifiably lenient sentence for a serious crime. The Wall Street Journal has an overview article here. The Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge who sentenced Turner, Aaron Persky, has come under fire; an online petition calling for his recall has received nearly a million signatures. The victim’s statement to the court, largely directed at Turner, has become popular online and is available here. An editorial from the San Jose Mercury News arguing that Turner’s sentence was too light is available here. An opinion piece from the same paper, written prior to sentencing, arguing that a jail rather than a prison sentence would be appropriate is available here, and a similar piece from the National Association of Public Defenders is available here. Keep reading for more news.