People often wonder why college administrators try to adjudicate these fiendishly difficult cases, rather than putting them in the hands of the criminal justice system.
www.nytimes.com By Judith Shulevitz
Due Process Rights
Articles relating to due process rights for our College boys
Public Presumption of Guilt Motivates Unfair Policies, Even as Details of Sexual Assault Allegations Come to Light
Accused students are fighting an uphill battle, made harder by uncritical and often illogical responses to allegations of sexual assault.
www.thefire.org By Susan Kruth
Paul Nungesser was cleared of a rape charge but faced a harsh trial-by-media. Now, as new details come to light, he’s speaking out and fighting back.
www.thedailybeast.com By Cathy Young
Under pressure from the federal government to take action on sexual assault…Occidental College has found a student “responsible” for sexual assault despite the fact that police refused to charge him with any crime and text message evidence indicates that both parties consented to having sex. “Disregard for due process on campus, prompted by mandates from the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, has predictably led to unjust results,” said FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley.
…it is critical that our representatives in Congress rely on credible statistics and substantiated data when drafting legislation with the potential to destroy lives.
dailycaller.com By Dianna Thompson and Cynthia Garrett, Families Advocating for Campus Equality
…there is a perception that political pressure is having an undue effect on the administration of justice. But it may mean more – it may mean that political correctness is causing innocent people to be convicted.
www.libertylawsite.org by Mike Rappaport
The frenzy over college sexual assault now sweeping the nation was triggered by a specific event… our detour into madness might never have happened had those investigative journalists at NPR and the Center for Public Integrity resisted their “nightmare” narrative and just reported the truth.
www.thedailybeast.com By Christina Hoff Sommers
…because so few due process protections exist in campus tribunals, more of these convictions will involve innocent students—who in turn will pursue legal actions to redeem their reputations and salvage hopes of a post-college career.
www.mindingthecampus.com By KC Johnson
If there is a widespread perception that the balance has tilted from no rights for victims to no due process for the accused, we risk a backlash. It takes only a few celebrated false accusations of rape to turn the clock back….Indeed, feminists should be concerned about fair process, not just because it makes fact-findings more reliable and more credible, but for its own sake.
prospect.org By Nancy Gertner
The U.S. Constitution’s Sixth Amendment guarantees, among other things, the right to counsel in criminal proceedings. Colleges and universities have thus far skirted this right in campus sexual assault cases…
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow