Candice Jackson, is The Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new pick to head up the Office for Civil Rights. Candice Jackson, is an attorney who graduated with honors from Stanford University. Jackson penned for the Review during her senior year, and wrote “How I Survived Stanford Without Entering the Women’s Center”…”In today’s society, women have the same opportunities as men to advance their careers, raise families, and pursue their personal goals,” she continued, “College women who insist on banding together by gender to fight for their rights are moving backwards, not forwards.”
Court wins, settlement agreements, positive legislation
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is beginning to assess campus sexual harassment and assault practices put in place by the Obama administration, policies which many claim violate the due process rights of accused persons… DeVos met with Georgia state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, who has sued the federal education department over the 2011 guidance which, he says, is “unconstitutional,” citing a lack of due process for the accused. “You cannot make a law just because you’re some bureaucrat that lives in a hole in Washington, D.C., and you have a whim,” Ehrhart said. “When you accuse someone of a crime, a heinous crime, or when you threaten their entire life and career and everything else and threaten to take that away, then it rises to the level of this type of due process,”
breitbart.com By Dr. Susan Berry
Rolling Stone has settled with former University of Virginia dean Nicole Eramo over the magazine’s portrayal of her in a since-debunked story about a gang-rape that never happened. Rolling Stone and the author (Sabrina Erdely) still face a lawsuit from the fraternity maligned in the article, whose U.Va. house was vandalized and protested after the article was published. The woman who made the false accusation was recently ordered to comply with that lawsuit.
watchdog.org By Ashe Schow
Campus feminists whipped up a shrieking frenzy over sexual assault allegations at a Northwestern University fraternity in February. Their hysteria was based on anonymous phone calls. There were no actual victims, no witnesses and no physical evidence or electronic evidence or any other kind of evidence that any such an event involving any such women ingesting any such drugs or suffering any such sexual assaults ever occurred. Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin who helped promote the rape lie was forced to face the facts and said recently “no disciplinary action or further investigative action related to the reports of sexual misconduct will be taken at this time.” ..And instead of admitting the whole thing was a hoax, Northwestern is scouring the targeted fraternity for “other potential violations” of campus codes to justify putting them through hell in the first place.
E. Everett Bartlett, Ph. D., President of Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), an organization dedicated to working for policy reform to protect all victims and stop false allegations, talks about sex…Two young adults are students at the same college. They flirt and drink alcohol. They kiss while dancing and then go looking for a more private space. They wake up together in a room and come to the realization that they had sex the night before. One of them is encouraged by friends and family to report the encounter as a rape, regrets the encounter and now feels that the label “rape victim” fits. The other feels fine about the encounter, until being accused of rape. Without any intervention from the legal system, the one accused is expelled from school…For all the feminists screaming for “true equality” they want a protection for women that is not granted to men. They want to eschew responsibility for their own actions, consume alcohol in large quantities, engage in sexual activity, and then be permitted (even encouraged) to call it “rape” if they regret it afterwards.
Northwestern University announced last month that female students had “potentially” been drugged and raped at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. It later said another student might have been drugged and raped at a different, unnamed fraternity. Who reported these horrific crimes? No one knows. They were done anonymously. Northwestern launched a witch hunt against two fraternities, intentionally naming one, without even knowing who the alleged victims were. And now the university that cried “wolf” is closing its investigation with no punishments…TIX rape accusations are becoming so trendy that I bet pretty soon designer wear will be created to go along with these trendy TIX false rape claims. (SOS)
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
For the past six years, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has threatened to revoke federal funding from colleges that don’t use the “preponderance of evidence” standard, which requires only 50.01 percent certainty that a student committed rape. That is too low for the American College of Trial Lawyers. In a report highlighting failures of due process in Title IX investigations, the group calls for use of the “clear and convincing” standard. The report examines multiple areas where colleges are depriving students of common protections in judicial proceedings. They include the right to be accompanied by counsel, ability to cross-examine complainants and witnesses, access to evidence, consideration of partiality, and provision of a written summation of facts and conclusion.
thecollegefix.com By Brian Bensimon
The ACTL has issued a watershed White Paper that highlights how the current system of campus rape tribunals shortchanges both victims and accused students, thereby undermining the goal of curbing campus rape. The White Paper makes recommendations regarding the need for procedural due process; impartial investigations; the rights to counsel, access evidence, and notice of allegations; cross-examination; and the inadequacy of the preponderance of evidence standard. “Under the current system everyone loses: accused students are deprived of fundamental fairness, complainants’ experiences are unintentionally eroded and undermined, and colleges and universities are trapped between the two.”
thefire.org By Alex Morey
The sexual assault conviction against former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu has been overturned by Texas’s 10th Court of Appeals. The appeals court overturned Ukwuachu’s conviction because text messages between the victim and a friend of hers on the night of the alleged assault were improperly excluded from evidence. Ukwuachu claims the texts show that he had consensual intercourse with the woman. The court ruled that Ukwuachu be given a new trial.
Three Minnesota football players have been cleared of sexual harassment allegations in the final round of appeals at the school and will be allowed to return to spring practice. “These couple of months have been nothing short of a nightmare for me and I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me and shown nothing but love,” Winfield posted on Twitter. “Today I have officially been cleared and I am excited to tear up the field for my brothers and my gopher fans.”
reviewjournal.com By Jon Krawczynski