“We are just as innocent today as we were back then”…North Carolina’s attorney general declared three former Duke University lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper innocent of all charges…”The Duke lacrosse case has shown that our society has lost sight of the most fundamental principle of our legal system: the presumption of innocence.”
Court wins, settlement agreements, positive legislation
San Diego State University has lifted the suspension against a male student after finding allegations of sexual misconduct against him were unsubstantiated….“One of my goals with this overall is to try to make her accountable for what she has done and make her publicly say ‘I’m sorry’ to me, and to actual rape victims,’”
sandiegouniontribune By Gary Warth
A federal judge ruled .. when a college promotes the idea that a woman’s post-intercourse regret is tantamount to rape, it manufactures a climate of gender discrimination against male students that can “railroad” (the court’s word, not mine) the innocent who are wrongly accused of sex offenses.
Just as affirmative consent standards are proliferating at campuses across the country, a Tennessee state judge issued a ruling that casts doubts on their legality… Critics of affirmative consent have long argued that this standard perverts due process by essentially requiring the accused person prove that he is innocent. McCoy’s ruling is a full-throated endorsement of this reasoning. www.the-american-interest.com
The case is being watched nationally as concern has grown that the intensified crackdown on campus sexual assault over the last few years has at times skewed too far against those accused.
www.latimes.com By Teresa Watanabe
The notorious North Carolina stripper who falsely accused a group of Duke lacrosse players of raping her is headed to prison after being convicted in the 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend.
The Safe Campus Act guarantees due process and protections of the rights of the accused. This bill reflects America’s longstanding commitment to the right to a fair trial. We urge Congress to enact it.”
www.nas.org Peter Wood
“My only wish in this world was to be a USC Trojan and to be successful while being a student athlete at one of the finest institutions in the world. I did not know it could all end by having a false allegation thrown at me.”
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
“Plaintiff’s allegations, taken as true, suggest that W&L’s disciplinary procedures, at least when it comes to charges of sexual misconduct, amount to ‘a practice of railroading accused students,’” stated the judge, citing precedent.
thecollegefix.com By Julianne Stanford
The University of Tennessee shifted the burden of proof and violated the rights of accused student Corey Mock.
reason.com By Robby Soave