Ex-PSU Prez Tells 3rd Circ. Judge Rightly Axed Guilty Verdict

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Penn State University’s ousted president has urged the Third Circuit to uphold a ruling that his child endangerment conviction in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal was unconstitutionally based on a statute that wasn’t on the books at the time of the administrator's alleged crime.

Graham Spanier was convicted in state court for failing to report Sandusky to authorities after learning in February 2001 that the assistant football coach had been seen showering naked with a young boy in a university locker room. Spanier told the Third Circuit on Wednesday that prosecutors had premised criminal charges against him on an unconstitutional...

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