University of California Regents have appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling that found UC San Diego was unfair to a student who had been suspended after being accused of sexual misconduct.
sandiegouniontribune By Gary Warth
Monthly Archives: September 2015
After being told that many colleges do not allow accused students to review evidence or access counsel, for instance, 90 percent of those polled expressed support for guaranteeing those rights to students under university investigation.
campusreform.org By Peter Fricke
In the last half-year, federal district courts around the country have issued decisions in cases against universities filed by students disciplined for sexual assault…The details of these cases are presented below
title-ix.blogspot.com By Erin Buzuvis
Is Congress waging a war on college men? Last week, Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, suggested that even innocent students should be booted from campus if they were accused of sexual assault…Polis’ idea to deprive college men of due process highlights the toxic campus culture of discrimination against men.
Under the Law School’s new system, an adjudicatory panel of non-Harvard affiliated professionals will rule on violations of Harvard’s University-wide sexual harassment policy, potentially after a hearing. The Law School will provide students involved in a case with an attorney if requested.
thecrimson.com By Andrew M. Duehren
In practice, Gillibrand’s bill will continue the culture of “guilty until proven innocent” (and even then still guilty), but she doesn’t seem concerned. She seemed to suggest that due process is an impediment to justice, and that to be thorough — as police investigators should — just takes too long.
washingtonexaminr.com By Ashe Schow
…as Senator Gillibrand was becoming the legislative face of the federal crackdown on campus rape, the “facts” of the crisis were replaced by, well, actual facts…She is unapologetic about using lies to suit her legislative purposes.
nationalreview.com By David French
I emphasized three main themes…that the status quo is failing both complainants and accused students alike…that legislation addressing this issue must take all students’ needs into account, which requires including meaningful due process protections in any final bill…that the criminal justice system is better suited to adjudicating campus sexual assaults than campus hearings are.
www.thefire.org By Joseph Cohn
Amherst plays down damning text messages by rape accuser, responding to ‘blacked out’ student’s suit
Amherst’s defense is largely that its investigative and adjudicative processes worked, and that Doe’s attempt to introduce new evidence – damning text messages by Jones – fell outside of his seven-day appeal period.
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, where I used to work, is gradually turning Title IX into a license to lie about sexual harassment and assault. And it is thumbing its nose at federal court rulings in doing so…
The accused students, whose lives were turned upside down by the charges, were innocent…Yet, OCR suggested the college should “remedy” the imaginary harm caused by its failure not to process her false complaint faster.
libertyunyielding.com By Hans Bader