With President-elect Donald Trump, advocates for due process have a much better chance of being heard. The Trump transition team is asking you to tell your story and voice your concerns here: https://apply.ptt.gov/yourstory/ Collectively we can tell the stories of our sons and daughters being denied due process rights when falsely accused of campus sexual assault and then unjustly expelled by a Title IX kangaroo court. Together we can ask President-elect Donald Trump to:
- Revoke the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter.
- Return due process to all accused students on college campuses:
- All evidence must be provided to the accused.
- Restore right to cross-examination.
- Adjudication hearing should be by panel of peers, rejecting the single-adjudicator model.
- End immediate removal of accused students unless charged by police, restoring principle of innocent until proven guilty.
- Move OCR under the Dept. of Justice.
- Reject victim-centered (believe the accuser) sexual assault investigations.
- First amendment free speech standards should apply on all campuses, such that students are free from harrassment for personal political views.
Friends of SOS, we can make a difference for our falsely accused college students, please take action.
Gratefully, Alice True
The complaints continue to roll in. Five new federal lawsuits have been filed alleging unfair treatment in campus sexual misconduct proceedings. In one important ruling, an Ohio federal judge allowed several of an Ohio State University (OSU) student’s due process claims to survive a motion to dismiss, even holding that several OSU administrators might not be entitled to qualified immunity on those claims.
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
I have warned that political correctness actually is a problem on college campuses, where the far-left has gained institutional power and used it to punish people. What is political correctness? Smug, entitled, elitist, privileged leftists jumping down the throats of ordinary folks who aren’t up-to-date on the latest requirements of progressive society. I warned that political correctness run amok and liberal overreach would lead to a counter-revolution if unchecked. That counter-revolution just happened.
reason.com By Robby Soave
Wesley College, in Delaware, violated the Title IX rights of a male student who was accused of sexual assault, the Education Department said in findings released on Wednesday. Experts say the case sends a message to colleges about the importance of conducting fair investigations. They say OCR seems to be making a statement about what colleges need to be doing to ensure fairness during sexual-violence investigations.
Title IX Landmark Ruling By Sarah Brown
California law gives to state courts some discretion in reviewing the determinations of administrative hearings—which includes campus sexual assault tribunals. As a result, some of the most pro-due process decisions have come from California state courts. While it’s always dangerous to predict an appeals outcome from oral argument, it was clear that all three justices had concerns about the fairness of the UCSD system.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
The 10 member jury concluded that the Rolling Stone reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was responsible for defamation, with actual malice, in the case brought by Nicole Eramo, a U-Va. administrator who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the article’s publication. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo.
washingtonpost.com By T. Rees Shapiro
The Administration has stacked the deck against students accused of sexual harassment or assault in campus disciplinary proceedings. Colleges are required to impose “interim measures” against accused students before they receive a hearing on the charge against them, measures that can include expulsion from a dorm and classes shared with the accuser. ..OCR instructed colleges to restrict cross-examination, even though the Supreme Court has declared that cross-examination is the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” OCR ordered colleges to abolish the clear-and-convincing standard of evidence that was once the norm in college discipline, recommending instead the far weaker “preponderance of evidence standard (50.001 percent certainty)
mindingthecampus.org By Hans Bader
History buffs will recall that the Star Chamber was used in England in the 16th and 17th centuries to crush political and religious dissent. The Founding Fathers regarded the secret and arbitrary Star Chamber as so unfair that they crafted many of our constitutional protections precisely to avoid its abuses. And yet, centuries later, Yale’s University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct employs procedures eerily similar to those of the Star Chamber… Yale’s tribunals are less fair to the accused than even the dreaded Star Chamber.
wsj.com By Jennifer C. Braceras
Men are scared of women on campus now, and fear breeds anger and prejudice. Women are frustrated by men, which inspires a lack of desire to collaborate for solutions. “I have male friends who want consent and sobriety written in writing before any physical intimacy, and they’re getting laughed at by their female companions.”…”In a sense, it’s annoying and debilitating to be constantly questioned about whether or not I have agency and am a sexual human being.”
heatst.com By Alexandra Villarreal
I receive emails from many who are falsely accused. I am often saddened at the manipulative nature of the accusers, and shocked by the powerful Title IX gender specialists who think every female accusation is true, and treat every accused college male as a sexual deviant. The gender specialists are Title IX snake charmers hypnotizing young college girls to believe they’ve been assaulted when they haven’t. Young accused men are denied their college degree, they are isolated from their college community and sports teams, they are denied access to college dining halls, denied access to professors, denied access to the library, and viciously shamed into a rubble of manhood. Accusers rarely call the police or seek a rape kit. Accusers always call the Title IX snake charmers. Below are some of the accusations that I know.
A male is studying in the library for an exam and is staring off into the distance. A girl in the library files a Title IX complaint because he stared too long in her direction. He is suspended for one year, and can not be on campus. Title IX says staring is sexual assault.
A High School male senior is accepted to college and ready to enroll in classes during the summer. The male is informed that his HS ex-girlfriend (who is not going to college) called his college to say her ‘rapist’ is coming to their college. The male can not register, or move into his dorm, while Title IX investigates this girl’s accusation of a kiss that happened not at college, but at HS 200 miles away. The young male’s life was in turmoil and nearly ruined before he even began college. A lawyer had to be retained for true justice. Title IX says sexual assault includes believing an accusation from a jealous HS girl made against a rising freshman.
In 2011 a male broke up with his girlfriend through texting. She filed a Title IX complaint. The girl’s father is a Professor at the college. The male was expelled and denied an education. Years later the girl admitted she lied and signed a notarized document stating that the male never assaulted her. The male is still being denied his college education. Title IX says sexual assault includes revenge from an ex-girlfriend.
In 2013 a sophomore male had consensual sex with a freshman female. “The freshmen class was subject to a new political order, and it really had an effect on the impressionable women…these young girls were so unsure of themselves and how to maintain adult encounters with mutual emotional respect that the only way they could assert their identity was through rash and damaging behavior.” The female filed a Title IX complaint. The male was expelled, denied his education, and still can not transfer to another college. Title IX says sexual assault includes consensual sex.
In 2014 during a family neighborhood gathering a girl pursued a guy who already had a girlfriend. For a year this girl ignored the guy’s wishes who kept saying he had a girlfriend. In 2015 the guy finally got through to the girl. Five months later the girl filed a Title IX complaint for an ‘assault’ that happened 150 miles away in 2014 during the family gathering. The male was suspended a year before graduation. The girl then brought her accusation to the male’s work place. He was fired. This male lost his scholarships, education, degree, and employment. Title IX says sexual assault includes females who are denied the attention of males.
In 2015 a girl asked a guy to take class notes for her, After a month the guy realized he was being used and told the girl he was not going to be taking notes for her anymore. She told him if he stopped taking her class notes, she would accuse him of sexual assault. The guy continued taking her class notes for fear of being accused by her. Title IX says sexual assault includes females threatening males to do what they say or else.
To be continued…