Colleges and universities across the country have been forced by the federal government to micromanage the sex lives of students, and now they are seeing the costs associated with those demands.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Monthly Archives: April 2016
Since I was completely innocent, what did I have to fear? I assumed the police would conduct an unbiased investigation of the matter. That was before I heard about “victim-centered” investigations. By Victor Zheng dailycaller.com
In the summer of 2013, Palo was found not guilty by an administrative law judge…The ISU Judicial Affairs Committee appealed the decision to ISU President Steven Leath. “Mr. Palo suffered at the whim of the arbitrary administrative decisions made by President Leath, other administrators at ISU and the Board,” wrote Palo’s attorneys. The lawsuit lists the following grievances against Iowa State and the Iowa Board of Regents: violating Iowa Code chapter 625.29, tortious interference, breach of contract and pain and suffering.
iowastatedaily.com By Luke Manderfeld
FBI and DOJ statics show 1 in 52.6 might be raped over four years. Rape is declining and non-college students are more at risk, so why does Harvard promote 1 in 5, and inform their incoming freshmen that rape will be part of their college experience? Will they expect students to register for rape?
campusreform.org By Anthony Gockowski
What happened at CSUP was nothing short of a scandal: a cabal of vicious, sex-negative administrators ruined a young man’s life and told a young woman she has no sexual agency… This case illustrates the impact the Administration’s ‘Dear Colleague’ letter has had in creating a deeply-flawed process for sexual misconduct investigations — as well as an inherent male gender bias — at colleges and universities throughout the country.”
Universities are not in the business of policing students’ sex lives…under the federal government’s current understanding of Title IX, they are actually required to intervene. Title IX has been a disaster for due process. OCR has told colleges that they must evaluate claims on a preponderance of the evidence standard. In theory, this means that students should be found responsible if administrators are just 51 percent sure they are guilty. In practice, given that students are often denied legal counsel, the right to cross-examine witnesses, and records relating to the charges against them, it often falls to the accused to prove that he is innocent—an inversion of the principles of modern justice.
thedailybeast.com By Robby Soave
A former Xavier women’s basketball coach accused by a player of giving her alcohol and touching her inappropriately was acquitted…Judge Ann Ruttle questioned whether the player’s accusations rose to the level of sexual abuse
cincinnati.com By Kevin Grasha
A former Title IX coordinator at Indiana University Bloomington who resigned amid a sexual assault allegation will not face criminal prosecution…Casares in February told IndyStar he resigned because he could not “credibly preside” over student sexual assault investigations after having been publicly accused of sexual assault.
indystar.com By Madeline Buckley
The Harvard law professor emeritus, got a couple lawyers who accused him of sexually assaulting their client to grovel before him in court and admit they made a “mistake.”..How? He sued them for defamation,
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Since OCR issued its April 4, 2011, “Dear Colleague” letter, more than 90 students have brought lawsuits alleging they were denied a fair hearing in campus sexual assault proceedings…While the atmosphere for these plaintiffs is still uncertain, the landscape has begun to change for the better.
thefire.org By Samantha Harris