The University of Michigan will throw out its finding that a student engaged in nonconsensual sex with a female friend in his dorm room as part of a lawsuit settlement.
www.freep.com By David Jesse
Dept.of ED.Title IX, OCR
Articles specific to Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX
The judge ruled the plaintiff had established “a plausible claim that [he] was innocent of the charges levied against him and that CWRU wrongly found that [he] committed the offense.” However, he had not—as is required to establish a Title IX sex discrimination claim—“made factual allegations that create a plausible claim that the motivating factor behind the erroneous finding was CWRU’s sexual bias.”
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
Colleges and universities have adjudicated countless allegations of sexual assault among their students despite their lack of both the tools available to law enforcement to ensure a thorough investigation and the ability to conduct a trial in a fair and orderly manner. Unfair proceedings that lead to unreliable outcomes benefit no one… Over the past five years, however, a particularly dire situation has emerged for the increasing number of students who find themselves accused of sexual misconduct on campus… Many recent court decisions and ongoing legislative efforts are pushing the pendulum back in the other direction toward fairer processes on campus, but there is still a long way to go.
heritage.org By Samantha Harris
The University of Michigan has vacated its findings against a student accused of sexual assault, after he sued the school for violating his civil rights.
www.slate.com By Emily Yoffe
University of California Regents have appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling that found UC San Diego was unfair to a student who had been suspended after being accused of sexual misconduct.
sandiegouniontribune By Gary Warth
In the last half-year, federal district courts around the country have issued decisions in cases against universities filed by students disciplined for sexual assault…The details of these cases are presented below
title-ix.blogspot.com By Erin Buzuvis
Under the Law School’s new system, an adjudicatory panel of non-Harvard affiliated professionals will rule on violations of Harvard’s University-wide sexual harassment policy, potentially after a hearing. The Law School will provide students involved in a case with an attorney if requested.
thecrimson.com By Andrew M. Duehren
In practice, Gillibrand’s bill will continue the culture of “guilty until proven innocent” (and even then still guilty), but she doesn’t seem concerned. She seemed to suggest that due process is an impediment to justice, and that to be thorough — as police investigators should — just takes too long.
washingtonexaminr.com By Ashe Schow
…as Senator Gillibrand was becoming the legislative face of the federal crackdown on campus rape, the “facts” of the crisis were replaced by, well, actual facts…She is unapologetic about using lies to suit her legislative purposes.
nationalreview.com By David French
I emphasized three main themes…that the status quo is failing both complainants and accused students alike…that legislation addressing this issue must take all students’ needs into account, which requires including meaningful due process protections in any final bill…that the criminal justice system is better suited to adjudicating campus sexual assaults than campus hearings are.
www.thefire.org By Joseph Cohn