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Why Doesn’t the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) Treat Rape Like a Crime?

Why Doesn’t the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) Treat Rape Like a Crime? SAVE December 15, 2016 Campus rape is a crime – pretty much everyone agrees with that. So why doesn’t the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA – S. 590 and H.R. 1310) contain a single provision that would assure the involvement [...]

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E-lert: We Need to Hear from YOU!

E-lert: We Need to Hear from YOU! SAVE is starting a new project: collecting stories from people like you about why you support our draft bill, CEFTA, and/or why you oppose CASA. We want to hear your stories, your voice, your opinions. You can find SAVE's draft bill here: http://www.saveservices.org/sexual-assault/cefta/ And you can find more [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus Accountability and Safety Act, CEFTA, E-lert|Comments Off on E-lert: We Need to Hear from YOU!

E-lert: What Is the Red Zone?

E-lert: What Is the Red Zone? It is now football season, but the 'red zone' we're talking about doesn't have to deal with an end zone. Instead, the time between when schools start up and Thanksgiving is known as the 'red zone' because that is when the most campus sexual assaults are reported. Help us [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Accusing U., Bills, Campus Accountability and Safety Act, CEFTA, Dating Violence, E-lert, Sex Education, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on E-lert: What Is the Red Zone?

GOP Platform: Campus Rape is for Police, Not Professors

GOP Platform: Campus Rape is for Police, Not Professors Blake Neff July 13, 2016 The current draft of the GOP platform created in Cleveland includes a provision calling for sexual assault on college campuses to be handled exclusively by police, not campus judicial bodies. Delegates on the platform committee of the Republican National Convention met [...]

The Hickey Police: Petition Asks Lawmakers to ‘Rein In’ Agency that Micromanages Campus Sex

The Hickey Police: Petition Asks Lawmakers to 'Rein In' Agency that Micromanages Campus Sex Greg Piper June 28, 2016 Give your girlfriend a hickey, get expelled. The fact that this outlandish scenario is the subject of a federal lawsuit shows what’s wrong with the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR), according to a new petition [...]

By |June 28th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Campus Accountability and Safety Act, Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Due Process, Event, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|Comments Off on The Hickey Police: Petition Asks Lawmakers to ‘Rein In’ Agency that Micromanages Campus Sex

Will Confidential Advisor Provision of CASA Help Sexual Assault Survivors?

Will Confidential Advisor Provision of CASA Help Sexual Assault Survivors? CS Staff April 27, 2016 As U.S. Senators McCaskill and Gillibrand push for the passage of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (S. 590), one non-profit dedicated to helping campus sexual assault survivors is working to rally a coalition of national organizations to stand [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Campus Accountability and Safety Act, Office for Civil Rights, Research, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Will Confidential Advisor Provision of CASA Help Sexual Assault Survivors?

Should Universities Police Sexual Assault?

Should Universities Police Sexual Assault? Margaret Wente April 9, 2016 Fifty years ago, life on campus was pretty dull. Student behaviour was tightly (if not always successfully) regulated by curfews, single-sex dorms and no-alcohol rules. All these prohibitions were meant to ensure that immature young adults wouldn’t get into too much trouble. My generation got [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Accusing U., Campus, Campus Accountability and Safety Act, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement, Office for Civil Rights, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|Comments Off on Should Universities Police Sexual Assault?

Federal Judge Rebukes Lack of Due Process in Campus Sex Assault Procedures

Federal Judge Rebukes Lack of Due Process in Campus Sex Assault Procedures Ashe Schow April 1, 2016 Finally, a federal judge has strongly condemned the lack of due process and fairness that students accused of sexual assault face on college campuses. Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that Brandeis University [...]

Bills in Congress to Protect Due Process Have Better Odds Than Rape-Accuser-Tilted Bills

Bills in Congress to Protect Due Process Have Better Odds Than Rape-Accuser-Tilted Bills Greg Piper March 18, 2016 You wouldn’t know it by the number of cosponsors, but bills in Congress that would better protect the due-process rights of students accused of rape have a better chance of becoming law than competing bills that favor [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Campus Accountability and Safety Act, Due Process, Fair Campus Act, HALT Act, Safe Campus Act|Comments Off on Bills in Congress to Protect Due Process Have Better Odds Than Rape-Accuser-Tilted Bills

In the Face of Mounting Criticism, CASA Bill Deserves Separate Consideration and Debate

In the Face of Mounting Criticism, CASA Bill Deserves Separate Consideration and Debate SAVE March 10, 2016 In 2011 the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague Letter on sexual assault. Even though the Letter imposed significant new requirements on colleges, it did not undergo prior review-and-comment, in apparent violation [...]

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