Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo…”colleges be allowed to expel students accused of rape even when they were only 20 percent sure those students were guilty,” he was applauded in the subcommittee hearing room.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Due Process Rights
Articles relating to due process rights for our College boys
…at the heart of the department’s 42-page letter outlining its findings is an illustration of just how difficult it can be for colleges to comply with the beefed-up interpretation of the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX.
chronicle.com By Andy Thomason
“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.”
To combat wrongful accusations of sexual assault on college campuses, a pro-due process group is distributing flyers meant to prepare young men for potential expulsion.
washingtonexaminer By Ashe Schow
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.
Can schools provide due process for defendants and adequate justice for victims, or do these cases belong in the courts? A formal debate, sponsored by Intelligence Squared, will be held in New York City, September 16th.
Ohio University student Rachel Baker plans to retweet the names of the presumptively innocent accused of sexual harassment
…all of the noble intentions in the world can’t whitewash her appalling hostility to the rights of the presumptively innocent. This effort needs to be condemned by all persons of goodwill.
Bottom line: Due process isn’t just good for the falsely accused, it’s effective at ensuring the truly guilty receive just punishment.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
…in recent cases, while failing to persuade a court of gender bias, have succeeded on claims of breach of contract, negligence, or by demonstrating that the school acted arbitrarily and capriciously in administering its policies.
www.bostonlawyerblog.com By Naomi Shatz