A Georgia lawmaker and his wife are suing the federal government on behalf of taxpayers for what he calls “illegal and unconstitutional directives” from the Education Department. [This SOS taxpayer would like to say thank you and good luck.]
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Grant Neal, a student-athlete at CSUP, claims in his lawsuit that he is the victim of an almost preposterous railroading by the collegiate sex police. Many men have claimed they were wrongfully convicted thanks to a “he said, she said” situation where a girl’s accusation without any further evidence was enough to get them kicked out. But in Neal’s case, his alleged victim actually consistently denied ever being raped.
dailycaller.com By Blake Neff
What happened at CSUP was nothing short of a scandal: a cabal of vicious, sex-negative administrators ruined a young man’s life and told a young woman she has no sexual agency… This case illustrates the impact the Administration’s ‘Dear Colleague’ letter has had in creating a deeply-flawed process for sexual misconduct investigations — as well as an inherent male gender bias — at colleges and universities throughout the country.”
The Harvard law professor emeritus, got a couple lawyers who accused him of sexually assaulting their client to grovel before him in court and admit they made a “mistake.”..How? He sued them for defamation,
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
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