…91 percent of likely voters believe that the justice system should oversee judgments in college sexual misconduct or assault cases…The poll comes as a bipartisan bill called the Safe Campus Act is under consideration in Congress. The bill calls for reforms in how colleges pursue allegations of sexual assault and dole out judgments and sanctions.
www.washingtonpost.com By T. Rees Shapiro
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Advice to student activists: If you’re going to accuse an entire organization of “raping girls,” you’d better have a shred of evidence to back it up or you could get sued for libel.
Something is making many young women and more than a few young men unhappy…Although it would seem obvious to warn students about the dangers of excessive drinking, political correctness forbids it…Some of the most famous campus rape stories have turned out, upon closer examination, to be murky…Dozens of male students have also begun to sue universities, claiming violations of due process, or sometimes that they were victims of sex discrimination.
thefederalist.com By Mona Charen
The researchers said themselves that “there are caveats that make it inappropriate to use the 1-in-5 number in the way it’s being used today, …and warned that “the 1-in-5 statistic is not a nationally representative estimate of the prevalence of sexual assault.”
nypost.com By Madison Iszler
“Why shouldn’t a private institution, in the interest in promoting a safe environment, use an even lower standard than a preponderance of evidence, like even a reasonable likeliness standard?”…We’re not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we’re talking about their transfer to another university.” Colorado Rep. Jared Polis
…an accusation almost ensures a finding of guilt and an expulsion. And the evidence used to justify the expulsion is becoming flimsier and flimsier…Students, especially male students, need to stop viewing sex merely as pleasure or as an expression of affection or love, and begin seeing it as a potentially life-ruining moment.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo…”colleges be allowed to expel students accused of rape even when they were only 20 percent sure those students were guilty,” he was applauded in the subcommittee hearing room.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
…at the heart of the department’s 42-page letter outlining its findings is an illustration of just how difficult it can be for colleges to comply with the beefed-up interpretation of the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX.
chronicle.com By Andy Thomason
“We are just as innocent today as we were back then”…North Carolina’s attorney general declared three former Duke University lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper innocent of all charges…”The Duke lacrosse case has shown that our society has lost sight of the most fundamental principle of our legal system: the presumption of innocence.”