Creighton said Casares, took advantage of her after she had too much to drink at a convention in Fort Worth, Texas, in December. In a statement from Casares’ lawyer, Casares denied “false accusations of sexual misconduct,” made by Jill L. Creighton.
idsnews.com By Carley Lanich
Monthly Archives: February 2016
During the hearing, one of the panelists scribbled a note that reflected the contemptuous approach often seen toward due process at the campus level: “Also ->this is NOT a court. We don’t have to do things like in law school.”.. UC also contends that even if its policy placed the burden of proof on the accused, doing so “would not compel a finding that due process was violated.” Ponder that again: a public university has publicly affirmed that a policy that presumed students guilty of sexually assault would be constitutionally acceptable.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
A week after state lawmakers reprimanded Georgia Tech for its due-process practices in punishing students accused of sexual assault and other violations, the university has withdrawn its request for a $47.4 million library complex renovation…Ehrhart, who leads a subcommittee responsible for allocating money to state colleges and universities, previously warned that he would not fully fund the budget requests for any school that did not provide due-process protections for all students.
www.myajc.com By Janel Davis
Affirmative consent laws go far beyond the legal definitions of rape. Today, affirmative-consent laws in California and New York empower unaccountable sexual-misconduct panels on campuses, which can destroy students’ educations, with few procedural protections. Men wishing to avoid such charges face impossible demands: in mid-encounter, they must document step-by-step consent. If they don’t, they risk a swearing contest, with one party’s word against another’s and the accused subject to expulsion…Universities are not required to let accused students find legal representation—leaving an accused student with little ability to challenge a biased proceeding.
city-journal.org By Jay Weiser
The sexual assault cases we see are not ones where broader societal norms of how sex should work are violated; they’re cases where a school’s new rules are broken. Schools are establishing new ground rules of sexual engagement. Instead of launching a campaign of educating people about what the norms are, schools are punishing men by playing by the rules they’ve learned from cultural messages on consent and sex since birth.
abovethelaw.com By Matt Kaiser