SCHOOLS, media ignore civil protections when it comes to campus sexual assault

Schools have been forced-through threat of lost federal funding-to adopt procedures that deny due process rights to accused students. The federal government cherry-picked what it wanted from civil court (the lower standard of evidence) and ignored everything else (all the protections afforded to the accused). Defendants in civil court still have the right to be represented by an attorney, to see the evidence against them, the ability to compel production of evidence, the ability to cross-examine their accusers and more. College students accused of sexual assault have none of those protections. By Ashe Schow


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