Since OCR issued its April 4, 2011, “Dear Colleague” letter, more than 90 students have brought lawsuits alleging they were denied a fair hearing in campus sexual assault proceedings…While the atmosphere for these plaintiffs is still uncertain, the landscape has begun to change for the better.
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 52.6 college women will be victims of sexual assault. According to the FBI’s annual crime reports, actual rape numbers have been on steady decline in the United States. College women are actually less likely to be sexually assaulted than women who are not enrolled in college.
In seeking to prevent “sexual violence,” schools have taken to regulating students’ behavior and even attitudes about sex to absurd levels. Institutions of higher learning are nearly requiring that anything less than a woman’s enthusiasm for sex constitute a violation of her consent. In only the most recent symptom of this disease, a court recently ruled that George Mason University wrongfully expelled a student in 2014 — for engaging in consensual sex with his girlfriend.
pjmedia.com By tyler O’Neil
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education said it “aims to challenge” the Department of Education’s use of unenforceable guidance to threaten colleges into changing their Title IX procedures around alleged sexual misconduct – and it needs a student or institutional plaintiff: Students or institutions interested in becoming plaintiffs can contact FIRE at APA@thefire.org.
James Madison University initially cleared a male student of wrongdoing in a sexual assault dispute. But after his accuser appealed the decision JMU went to great lengths to accommodate Roe—even granting her several extensions on submitting new evidence—while making it all but impossible for Doe to defend himself. As a result, he was found responsible for sexual misconduct and suspended from the university for five and a half years. The accused student, “John Doe,” is now suing JMU, and a judge has ruled that his lawsuit—which alleges abridgment of due process—can proceed.
reason.com By Robby Soave
Like Harvard, Brandeis appears to have substantially impaired, if not eliminated, an accused student’s right to a fair and impartial process. If a college student is to be marked for life as a sexual predator, it is reasonable to require that he be provided a fair opportunity to defend himself. Judge Saylor concludes that the procedure employed by Brandeis to railroad its student was deficient in almost every respect…Scream “believe the victim” all you want, but the law requires that colleges, whether public because of the Constitution, or private because of the requirement of good faith, provide all their students with the protections of due process, particularly given the seriousness of an accusation of sexual misconduct.
blog.simplejustice.us Scott H. Greenfield
Jackson [a former student] filed a lawsuit against Macalester College and the U.S. Department of Education. Jackson also sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act…five days after the lawsuit was first filed, Jackson filed a motion for a restraining order against Macalester. The lawsuit went on to argue that Title IX actions by private colleges, are effectively actions conducted by the federal government because the Department has heavily influenced those policies. Therefore, private colleges are required to provide due process protections to their students.
themacweekly.com By Joe Klein
Sadly, our college sons endure extreme feminist oppression. You can’t ever know crazy, but once you understand Intersectional Feminism you’ll have a sense of why false accusations are a campus trend. Click on the link below to hear Christiana Hoff Sommers explain what Intersectional Feminism is.
A new “victim-centered, trauma-informed” approach to handling campus sexual assault is far from an improvement and more an attempt to railroad accused students while looking impartial…officers are instructed on the types of defenses accused students will use and what evidence is needed to counter those defenses.
washingtonexaminer By Ashe Schow
If you seek justice for victims of sexual assault, then you have to support a system of justice that is, at its heart, just. It must be based not on expediency or its ability to easily deliver a pound of flesh, but one that protects both the accuser and the accused.
sports.yahoo.com By Dan Wetzel