The cultivation of the new crime of “sex without consent” completes the state’s intervention into private life. It effectively makes the authorities into the arbiters of sex itself, the judges of when sex is okay and when it isn’t, of whether a particular drunken romp is acceptable or rape.
reason.com By Brendan O’Neill
Members of civil rights commission oppose ‘disregard for rule of law’ over campus sexual assault rules
“[W]e have noticed a disturbing pattern of disregard for the rule of law at OCR,” the Heriot and Kirsanow wrote. “That office has all-too-often been willing to define perfectly legal conduct as unlawful.”…”Increasing OCR’s budget would in effect reward the agency for frequently over-stepping the law.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
A Fayette County grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict former University of Kentucky football player Lloyd Tubman on a charge of first-degree rape.www.kentucky.com Bt Justin Madden & Jennifer Smith
Most broadly, FIRE is concerned that CASA still treats the problem of addressing sexual assault on campus like a one-sided issue of supporting victims, instead of attempting to protect the rights of both complainants and the accused.
www.thefire.org By Joseph Cohn
The campus sexual assault panic — one of many runaway social epidemics in our nation’s history that have ruined innocent lives and corrupted justice — has now reached its peak.
www.bostonglobe.comBy Harvey Silverglate
“The idea that one in five college women has or will be sexually assaulted is mind-boggling and horrifying. It’s also not true…we’re inventing fictional rapes and throwing actual men under the bus.”
www.commentarymagazine.com by Heather Wilhelm
I cannot begin to describe how exasperatingly difficult it has been to try to explain to people what an informal complaint is and how there was never any evidence — nor any effort made to discover evidence — to substantiate the claim made by my accuser.
www.bostonglobe.com By Patrick Witt
The attorneys argue that although cases still go to a hearing if the investigator concludes that the accused is more likely than not guilty, those hearings lack a number of crucial safeguards meant to ensure a fair and accurate result, such as cross-examination.
www.thefire.org By Susan Kruth
“Our client’s integrity is intact, his transcript is clean and he will now be able to move on with his life without Jane Doe’s false allegations holding him back,” said Kimberly Lau
www.coloradodaily.com By Sarah Kuta
Nungesser was exonerated in a process with far fewer protections for the accused than a criminal trial. Yet he has been widely treated as a rapist in the media… The story is also a reminder that rape cases should be handled by police and courts, not universities –
www.newsday.com By Cathy Young