FEDS Lurch Toward Due Process In a Campus Sex Case

In a first for the Obama-era Office for Civil Rights, the Education Department’s OCR found in favor of an accused student who filed a Title IX complaint against Wesley College. After five years, we’ve finally found a case whose facts were so outrageous that even an OCR notoriously indifferent to due process couldn’t justify them. Wesley violated multiple procedures in its handling of the case. The entire investigation and adjudication took a week…while this case will need to be re-tried to allow the accused student to defend himself, the actual outcome of this OCR letter is that more accused students at Wesley likely will be subjected to unfair procedures down the road.

mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson

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