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.
Positive legislation, Charges Dropped Against Males, Girls Charged for Making False Accusations
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
The notorious North Carolina stripper who falsely accused a group of Duke lacrosse players of raping her is headed to prison after being convicted in the 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend.
The Safe Campus Act guarantees due process and protections of the rights of the accused. This bill reflects America’s longstanding commitment to the right to a fair trial. We urge Congress to enact it.”
www.nas.org Peter Wood
“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
“Plaintiff’s allegations, taken as true, suggest that W&L’s disciplinary procedures, at least when it comes to charges of sexual misconduct, amount to ‘a practice of railroading accused students,’” stated the judge, citing precedent.
thecollegefix.com By Julianne Stanford
The University of Tennessee shifted the burden of proof and violated the rights of accused student Corey Mock.
reason.com By Robby Soave
Safe Campus Act would give students accused of sexual violence lots of protections:nine reasons I like it
…Safe Campus Act would also repeal the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) misguided and unlawful mandate that institutions use the “preponderance of the evidence” standard of proof in these hearings.
www.thefire.org By Joseph Cohn