A former University of Virginia School of Law student filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Department of Education’s unlawful mandate that colleges abandon due process protections and try sexual misconduct cases using the lowest standard of evidence. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is sponsoring the lawsuit.
College Men: Don’t Apply Here
Occidental, UVA, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, University of Oregon, USC, SMU, UNC, the State of New York, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, California and Connecticut. These colleges and states have passed laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process and anti-male continues, this list grows.
OCR found insufficient evidence that Occidental violated Title IX, “except with respect to the issue of promptness in several cases during the 2012-13 school year.” In short, OCR seems to approve of the idea that due process can be achieved after a questionable hearing by simply lessening the repercussions an accused student suffers… it is essential to remember that due process protections must be provided before the fact-finders reach their conclusion.
thefire.org By Susan Kruth
“Baylor is trying to rid itself of anyone who has had an allegation made against him, true or not…The circumstances of Faulk’s departure from the team and school are unclear: Faulk provided an email from Baylor stating that his withdrawal had been finalized, but Faulk said he never asked to withdraw from the school. “No one’s given me a reason why I’ve been released,” Faulk said. “If I just leave, it will look like I’m guilty, and I didn’t do anything.”
espn.go.com By Paula Lavigne and Max Olson
Here is the truth that the Left will never acknowledge- the hook-up culture they celebrate and defend is the greatest petri dish for enabling rape and sexual assault imaginable. It does women no favors to tell them that the way they drink is irrelevant.
nationalreview.com By Mona Charen
Using Yale’s own data, the complaint very plausibly alleges that Yale’s Title IX bureaucrats manipulated a female student. If the complaint can survive a motion to dismiss, the internal communications from Yale’s Title IX office could make for very revealing reading. The case has been assigned to a Bush I appointee…it was critical for Montague to avoid the district’s chief judge, Janet Hall, who wrote a pioneering decision that dramatically expanded the rights of accusers and provided some of the intellectual heft for the Obama administration’s efforts to eviscerate due process for accused students.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
Related: Jack Montague Sues Yale
Lawyers representing a University of Virginia student at the center of a debunked gang-rape allegation have acknowledged in court papers that the student has ties to a fake persona she once named as the ringleader of the alleged attack. washingtonpost.com T. Rees Shapiro
The case epitomizes the highly charged atmosphere on college campuses, illustrating the depth of disagreement and uncertainty about the campus systems that attempt to mete out justice when one student accuses another of sexual assault…”The sole dispute is as to the sexual intercourse in the fourth episode,” it “defies logic and common sense that a woman would seek to re-connect and get back into bed with a man who she says forced her to have unwanted sex just hours earlier.”
www.courant.com By Kathleen Megan
Connecticut. Imposes misleading ‘affirmative consent’ requirement on campus sex, equating consensual sex with rape
If you’re a college student in Connecticut and want to have consensual sex, you might want to leave the state to do it, you have to say ‘yes’ every 10 minutes” to avoid sexual assault charges. Connecticut’s affirmative-consent law, HB 5376, may violate due process by excluding critical evidence of consent. libertyunyielding.com By Hans Bader
Senator Joe Markley voted against CT bill, citing its meddling in college students’ consensual sex lives. Senator Markley explains his NO vote
From the moment the students are about to touch, they would have to ask: “May I kiss you? May I touch you here?”…No one has sex this way, which means every student (even the accusers) are sexual assaulters and sexual assault victims.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
While “mattress girl” is long past her fifteen minutes of fame, the story isn’t over. Now it’s the turn of the accused man. While Nungesser was able to graduate, the lawsuit persuasively argues that Sulkowicz’s activism and the surrounding publicity caused him serious harm—abetted by Columbia officials who refused to recognize him as an innocent man and treated his exoneration as an embarrassing inconvenience.
heatst.com By Cathy Young