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PR: ‘Kangaroo Courts’ on the Loose: SAVE Urges Lawmakers to End Campus Rape Tribunals

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jon Andrews Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: jandrews@saveservices.org ‘Kangaroo Courts’ on the Loose: SAVE Urges Lawmakers to End Campus Rape Tribunals WASHINGTON / February 14, 2017 – Recent reports at Baylor, Stanford, and Tufts universities reveal campus disciplinary committees lack competent staff, adhere to flawed policies, and suffer from severe conflict of interest problems. [...]

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SAVE Calls for End of Campus ‘Kangaroo Courts’

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathon Andrews Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: jandrews@saveservices.org SAVE Calls for End of Campus ‘Kangaroo Courts’ WASHINGTON / January 24, 2017 – In the wake of continuing reports of incompetence and neglect, SAVE is calling for a wide-ranging re-evaluation of the role of campus disciplinary committees in adjudicating allegations of felony-level sexual assaults. Last [...]

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#DearBetsy: Kangaroo courts won’t solve campus sexual assault problem

By Dante Ramos Dear Betsy: Even students who’ve been accused of sexual assault deserve the chance to defend themselves. Betsy DeVos is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of education. This past week, groups such as End Rape on Campus launched a #DearBetsy social-media campaign urging DeVos to continue the Obama administration’s policies, under which [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|Campus, Due Process, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on #DearBetsy: Kangaroo courts won’t solve campus sexual assault problem

Affirmative Consent for Sex: R.I.P.?

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Gina Lauterio Email: glauterio@saveservices.org Affirmative Consent for Sex: R.I.P.? WASHINGTON/December 28, 2016 – Following heated debates on campus sexual assault, legislators in 10 out of 11 jurisdictions decided to not enact affirmative consent legislation in their states in 2016. Connecticut was the only state to pass an affirmative consent bill into legislation (1). [...]

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UMN football players boycott football until teammates suspended over unproven rape claim reinstated

By Jennifer Kabbany Ten University of Minnesota football players were recently suspended over a sexual assault claim against them — despite the fact that a police investigation ended with no criminal charges. Now their teammates are coming to their defense by boycotting practice — and possibly even their upcoming Holiday Bowl game slated for Dec. [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Campus, False Allegations, Innocence, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on UMN football players boycott football until teammates suspended over unproven rape claim reinstated

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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Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence: Surveying the Damage

Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence: Surveying the Damage SAVE November 28, 2016 On April 4, 2011 the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released its ground-breaking Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on sexual violence.[1] From the very beginning, the DCL was controversial, both because it imposed significant new requirements on colleges, and because it [...]

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PR: Wesley College Determination Letter, Presidential Election May Portend Overhaul of Campus Sexual Assault Procedures

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Christopher Perry Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: cperry(at)saveservices.org   Wesley College Determination Letter, Presidential Election May Portend Overhaul of Campus Sexual Assault Procedures WASHINGTON / November 18, 2016 – A recent Determination Letter from the federal Office for Civil Rights, along with impending administrative changes at the Department of Education, highlight the need for [...]

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E-lert: Important New Dept. of Education Case Summary

E-lert: Important New Dept. of Education Case Summary About one month ago, the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) made a landmark finding: for the first time ever, OCR concluded that a college had violated the Title IX rights of a student accused of sexual assault. SAVE has compiled a summary of the [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Accusing U., Campus, Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, E-lert, Office for Civil Rights, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Special Report, Title IX|Comments Off on E-lert: Important New Dept. of Education Case Summary

PR: Rolling Stone Verdict Highlights Need for State Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus Rape Vigilantism

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Gina Lauterio Email: glauterio@saveservices.org Rolling Stone Verdict Highlights Need for State Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus Rape Vigilantism WASHINGTON / November 7, 2016 – A federal jury decided on Friday that Rolling Stone magazine was responsible for libel and acted with “actual malice” in its reporting of an alleged gang [...]

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