At campus hearings on claims of sexual assault, procedures are relentlessly stacked again males and evidence of innocence doesn’t count.
www.mindingthecampus By K.C. Johnson
Due Process Rights
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Jones: “Ohmygod, I jus[sic] did something so [expletive] stupid.” Counselor: “What did you do?” Jones responded that she had sex with Doe. Then she expressed concern that her roommate would find out…The counselor’s recommendation was to blame Doe for the encounter.
Kipnis describes her ordeal as an “inquisition”; other critics characterize Title IX investigations as star chambers, kangaroo courts, and even “Stalinist persecution..schools are dabbling in a type of proceeding that they’re just not equipped to conduct — and making up the rules as they go along.’
www.bostonglobe.com By Dante Ramos
Law School professor Janet Halley is pushing back against Harvard and the government’s approach to Title IX..In September, Halley wrote a critical analysis of Harvard’s new framework, arguing that it was “defective on every known scale of equal procedural treatment of the parties and due process.”
www.thecrimson.com By Andrew M. Duehren
A San Diego State University student who was arrested but not prosecuted for sexual misconduct with a female student in December has filed a claim against the school for “emotional distress and damage to his reputation.”… charges were dropped after he presented the district attorney’s office with texts and photos in his defense, but he remains suspended from school.
www.utsandiego.com By Gary Warth
Nungesser is suing Columbia, university president Lee Bollinger, and Sulkowicz’s thesis supervisor for allowing him to be subjected to “gender-based harassment” which severely damaged his educational experience and future prospects, even though a campus panel found him not culpable on the sexual assault charge.
reason.com By Cathy Young
OCR has tipped the scales so heavily against the accused that it allows, in the case of an acquittal, the accuser to appeal and initiate a re-prosecution. OCR has moved far beyond double jeopardy—this is “infinite jeopardy.” OCR, in short, cannot be trusted to operate within the precincts of the law. It is making up its own laws and should be reined in by Congress.
www.nas.org By Peter Wood
Know Your IX’s letter explicitly recognizes that “schools must provide procedural protections for all students” and thus signifies an important turning point in the national conversation about how best to respond to campus sexual assault.
“…students enrolled in North Dakota’s public colleges and universities will now have the right to secure legal representation when facing allegations of serious misconduct.”
Stanford University will expel just about every student found responsible for sexual assault (with little due process, of course). www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow