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
DoED, TitleIX, OCR
Articles specific to Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX
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
The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, where I used to work, is gradually turning Title IX into a license to lie about sexual harassment and assault. And it is thumbing its nose at federal court rulings in doing so…
The accused students, whose lives were turned upside down by the charges, were innocent…Yet, OCR suggested the college should “remedy” the imaginary harm caused by its failure not to process her false complaint faster.
libertyunyielding.com By Hans Bader
…91 percent of likely voters believe that the justice system should oversee judgments in college sexual misconduct or assault cases…The poll comes as a bipartisan bill called the Safe Campus Act is under consideration in Congress. The bill calls for reforms in how colleges pursue allegations of sexual assault and dole out judgments and sanctions.
www.washingtonpost.com By T. Rees Shapiro
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo…”colleges be allowed to expel students accused of rape even when they were only 20 percent sure those students were guilty,” he was applauded in the subcommittee hearing room.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper