Two male students who were suspended from Salisbury University in Maryland can continue to litigate their claim that the university’s flawed disciplinary process was the product of gender bias.
Court Wins & Settlements
…college students accused of sexual misconduct are routinely denied due process in campus judicial proceedings. In recent years, an increasing number of those students have been taking their universities to court, arguing that unfair campus proceedings violated their constitutional due process rights, breached contracts, and even discriminated against them on the basis of sex.
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
After exhausting his appeals at Middlebury, John Doe sued… the case’s unusual history, in which one academic institution cleared John Doe while another expelled him, created “a unique situation.” Still, Judge Murtha agreed that John Doe, a senior, should not have his education interrupted before his lawsuit could be heard.
saveservices By Andrew Mytelka
The University of Michigan has vacated its findings against a student accused of sexual assault, after he sued the school for violating his civil rights.
www.slate.com By Emily Yoffe
“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.”
San Diego State University has lifted the suspension against a male student after finding allegations of sexual misconduct against him were unsubstantiated….“One of my goals with this overall is to try to make her accountable for what she has done and make her publicly say ‘I’m sorry’ to me, and to actual rape victims,’”
sandiegouniontribune By Gary Warth
A federal judge ruled .. when a college promotes the idea that a woman’s post-intercourse regret is tantamount to rape, it manufactures a climate of gender discrimination against male students that can “railroad” (the court’s word, not mine) the innocent who are wrongly accused of sex offenses.
Just as affirmative consent standards are proliferating at campuses across the country, a Tennessee state judge issued a ruling that casts doubts on their legality… Critics of affirmative consent have long argued that this standard perverts due process by essentially requiring the accused person prove that he is innocent. McCoy’s ruling is a full-throated endorsement of this reasoning. www.the-american-interest.com
The case is being watched nationally as concern has grown that the intensified crackdown on campus sexual assault over the last few years has at times skewed too far against those accused.
www.latimes.com By Teresa Watanabe
“My only wish in this world was to be a USC Trojan and to be successful while being a student athlete at one of the finest institutions in the world. I did not know it could all end by having a false allegation thrown at me.”
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow