The Education and Justice Departments have already gone far to subvert the norm that students accused of sexual assault retain individual rights. Under new standards promulgated this spring, students can be punished before any disciplinary hearing has been held, and sometimes after anonymous allegations. In other words, students should have their academic careers or economic futures derailed before any adult has examined the evidence, assessed the credibility of the witnesses, or provided a fair and impartial inquiry… False accusations are not unknown, especially among immature or unstable young people.
iwf.org By Charlotte Hays
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“I’m extremely upset, upset how those boys were treated,” Hendrix’s father, Jack, told the Statesman. “We feel their civil rights were violated, that they were interrogated, not given a chance to truly defend themselves. There are some promiscuous young ladies hiding behind Title IX, and there’s a vendetta against football by those investigators. There was no police investigation, or no repercussions for her actions.”
idahostatesman.com By Dave Southorn
CPI launched an initiative to combat false reports of sexual assault and the overcriminalization of sexual conduct. The program aggregates research on the rate of false accusations of sexual assault, noting that it is the second-most-common crime of which people are wrongfully convicted. The program places particular emphasis on the state of due process protections for those who are accused of sexual assault on college campuses. washingtontimes.com By Bradford Richardson
Lynn University let a sexual-assault accuser bring her lawyer and repeatedly “intervene” in a conduct hearing, while the accused student’s adviser – his mother – had to remain silent…The accused student, whose athletic and academic scholarships were revoked, said Lynn yanked him off the baseball team several weeks before his hearing. All available evidence shows their sex was “fully consensual.”
thecollegefix.com By Peter Maxwell
A month after a federal judge blocked Brown University from immediately removing him from campus, a male student filed an amended complaint against the school that laid out an elaborate revenge plot by the female who accused him of rape…The suit concludes with a laundry list of ways that Brown has breached its contract with Doe. The university’s Title IX regime “encourages allegations of misconduct, offers accusers robust support and vigorously prosecutes complaints, while affording scant resources to the accused, little or no male perspective on adjudicatory panels, and no avenue for meaningful review of panel decisions.”
Lawyers representing a University of Virginia student at the center of a debunked gang-rape allegation have acknowledged in court papers that the student has ties to a fake persona she once named as the ringleader of the alleged attack. washingtonpost.com T. Rees Shapiro
Private universities can get away with a lot of things public universities can’t – but one sticking point is their contracts. A federal judge in Rhode Island has blocked Brown University’s attempt to suspend a student for more than two years and immediately remove him from campus, saying it applied ex post facto rules to his behavior.
The first came from Brown, where Judge Smith entered a restraining order forbidding Brown from suspending a student its internal processes had deemed guilty of sexual assault. Meanwhile, in the appeal of the University of Cincinnati case…
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
Citing an erosion of free speech and due process on college campuses, a group of 21 law professors on Monday released an open letter alleging that the U.S. Department of Education has unlawfully expanded how colleges must define and respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment. The legal argument is an important one, because many colleges revised procedures based on the Education Department guidance — sometimes saying that they had no choice but to do so. insidehighered.com By Jake New Related: Profs see OCR’s actions for what they really are