As the Amherst case awaits a ruling after a preliminary hearing, there was a minor development in the case. Recent filings by the college reveal that the accusing student (A.S.) successfully quashed the accused student’s subpoena. The ruling thus ensured that not only would A.S. not be deposed, but she would not need to produce any relevant documents in the case. In a ruling that was a model of circuitous reasoning, Judge Robart, gave A.S. the benefit of the doubt on close legal issues. Ironically, Robart sent a message that the only way an accused student can obtain relevant evidence involving his accuser is to sue his accuser as well as the college. Expect more accusers to be added to future lawsuits as a result.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
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 policies and laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process continues, this list increases. Men are preferring Canadian colleges over American colleges. It’s worth your good name, innocence and a successful future for you to go elsewhere.
Attorney Kimberly Lau representing an innocent accused male from Cornell has successfully reached a settlement. After Ms. Lau had two motion wins- a motion to dismiss and a motion to amend, Cornell and Ms. Lau’s client reached a confidential settlement agreement… Another recent settlement win for Ms. Lau is with Wesleyan College. It’s a little known secret that colleges do settle with innocent accused males, but because the settlements are confidential, there is very little publicity.
Until recently, Yale insisted that accused professors enjoy basic due process, including the rights to a public, recorded hearing; to legal representation; to present evidence; to question opposing witnesses; and to a presumption of innocence unless convicted by “clear and convincing evidence.” Today, however, Yale and other universities routinely ignore or limit these rights. Yale now adjudicates sexual misconduct proceedings in secret. The standard of proof is reduced to “a preponderance of the evidence,” the lowest possible bar. And Yale made these changes [in secret] without the formal consent or approval of its faculty…SOS Note: College males have never enjoyed due process at Yale or at hundreds of other colleges.
washingtonpost.com/opinions By Judge José A. Cabranes
Judge Elizabeth Dillon proved that some campus procedures are just too outrageous to survive judicial review. The judge’s due process ruling came in a case out of James Madison University. The case illustrates the effects of an often-overlooked effect of the 2011 Dear Colleague letter-the requirement that colleges allow accusers to appeal not-guilty findings…this double-jeopardy principle creates an additional layer of injustice. “No reasonable jury,” [Judge Dillon] concluded, “could find the accused student was given fundamentally fair process. Instead, the undisputed facts show that JMU denied him a ‘meaningful hearing.’”
www.mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
“John Doe” is suing to get his diploma from Williams. Doe’s scheduled graduation in June was suspended pending the results of a Title IX investigation initiated by his ex-lover, who allegedly accused him of rape only when she feared he would get her fired. According to Williams College, A sexual-consent policy that tells both partners they need each other’s consent means the same thing as a policy that forces accused students to prove they obtained consent.
thecollegefix.com By Kayla Schierbecker
Many accusations of sexual assault on college campuses involve female students alleging the male student made all of the advances. But in this scenario, the female student, Marion Zerfoss was the aggressor yet she was not punished for taking advantage of a drunk male student, Aaron Farrer. Marion Zerfoss claimed to campus investigators and police that she was “s— faced” but that he was completely sober, which he denies. Farrer alleges that Marion reported him because she was embarrassed about her behavior and wanted to cover up the fact that she had cheated on her remaining boyfriend (she had broken up with the other). Farrer is suing his accuser, Marion Zerfoss for defamation and intentional infliction of harm.
thehill.com By Ashe Schow
Serial accuser, Angela Cameron is being sued. Katharine Westaway a women/gender studies professor is being sued…Falsely accused student, David Jia sued the University of Miami, two officials and his accuser for “negligence, Title IX violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and other claims.” Jia is seeking justice against the university that railroaded him. Two things stand out about Jia’s suit-Police determined that serial accuser Angela Cameron blatantly lied, and professor Katharine Westaway, was moonlighting as an unofficial “rape counselor” while she harassed David Jia.
After a college football coach dared to stand up for 10 black players’ legal rights, a mob of at least 3,000 has petitioned for the University of Minnesota’s president and athletic director to fire him. Such is today’s campus witch-hunt culture. Coach Tracy Claeys committed the heresy of questioning whether UMinn’s Title IX adjudication denied his players due process, and supposedly enlightened liberal activists now want him charred at the stake for it.
nypost.com Jillian Kay Melchior
As you’ll see from this list of stories, the male students who have the resources to challenge the illegal bullying of their constitutional rights do so by filing a due process lawsuit. Lawsuits like the ones facing Washington and Lee, Occidental, Columbia, Vassar, Cornell, Xavier, DePauw, Yale, Wesleyan, Swarthmore and Brown. The facts, by this point, are depressingly familiar.
A Rollins College lacrosse player who was suspended over allegations of sexual assault has sued the school claiming that the investigative process was so “anti-male” that he never had a chance to prove his innocence. The student claims a female classmate sexually assaulted him, but she claims it was him who assaulted her. Both made reports to Rollins College but Doe claims the school ignored his report and fully prosecuted hers. Doe’s lawsuit addresses Rollins’ unlawful and/or gender-biased treatment of innocent male students like John Doe via sexual misconduct proceedings that afford females unconstitutional preferential treatment.”