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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

‘Our Worst Nightmare’: New Legal Filings Detail Reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-VA Gang Rape Story

'Our Worst Nightmare': New Legal Filings Detail Reporting of Rolling Stone's U-VA Gang Rape Story T. Rees Shapiro July 2, 2016 Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent five months investigating a shocking claim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the 9,000-word account of the brutal attack published online on [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Innocence, Media, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Special Report, Victims, Violence|Comments Off on ‘Our Worst Nightmare’: New Legal Filings Detail Reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-VA Gang Rape Story

Several Students Win Recent Lawsuits Against Colleges that Punished Them For Sexual Assault

Several Students Win Recent Lawsuits Against Colleges that Punished Them For Sexual Assault Jake New April 14, 2016 Last week, the California Court of Appeals ruled against the University of Southern California in a lawsuit brought by a student suspended for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman during group sex. The encounter had started as consensual, [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Civil Rights, Discrimination, Due Process, Innocence, Victims, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on Several Students Win Recent Lawsuits Against Colleges that Punished Them For Sexual Assault

Settlement Reached in Litigation Between Alan Dershowitz, Paul Cassel, and Bradley Edwards

Settlement Reached in Litigation Between Alan Dershowitz, Paul Cassel, and Bradley Edwards April 8, 2016 Welcome celebrated lawyer and law professor Alan Dershowitz back to the headlines — and not because of his role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. We have a Friday night news dump on our hands. The defamation [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Accountability, Discrimination, Due Process, False Allegations, Innocence, Rape-Culture Hysteria|Comments Off on Settlement Reached in Litigation Between Alan Dershowitz, Paul Cassel, and Bradley Edwards

The ‘It Started a Dialogue’ Excuse for False Allegations

The 'It Started a Dialogue' Excuse for False Allegations Ashe Schow March 15, 2016 Falsely accusing someone of a crime is never okay and society should never excuse it. Sadly, today's culture allows anyone to accuse someone of rape or racism and seek forgiveness by claiming the false accuser just wanted to "start a dialogue." [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Civil Rights, Discrimination, False Allegations, Feminism, Innocence, Media, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sex Education, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|Comments Off on The ‘It Started a Dialogue’ Excuse for False Allegations

University of Texas Tells Its Police to Hide Evidence that Favors Students Accused of Rape

University of Texas Tells Its Police to Hide Evidence that Favors Students Accused of Rape College Fix Staff March 14, 2016 Advocates for due process in campus rape adjudications have long sought to remove college officials from investigations because their various conflicts of interest render them unable to provide basic fairness to either party. (See [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|Accountability, Bills, Innocence, Research, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on University of Texas Tells Its Police to Hide Evidence that Favors Students Accused of Rape

At Yale, Basketball Success Collides With Sexual Misconduct Case

At Yale, Basketball Success Collides With Sexual Misconduct Case Joe Drape and Marc Tracy March 9, 2016 NEW HAVEN, Conn. — This should be the Yale Bulldogs’ crowning moment — after a 54-year wait, the men’s basketball team brought an unshared Ivy League title home and with it an invitation to the N.C.A.A. tournament. Instead, [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Civil Rights, Dating Violence, Innocence, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Research, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|Comments Off on At Yale, Basketball Success Collides With Sexual Misconduct Case

The Legislative and Judicial Branches Strike Back against Obama’s Overreach

The Legislative and Judicial Branches Strike Back against Obama's Overreach George Will February 19, 2016 Notice the Newtonian physics of America’s Madisonian system. Barack Obama’s Wilsonian hostility to the separation of powers, expressed in his executive authoritarianism, is provoking equal and opposite reactions from the judicial and legislative branches. The Supreme Court has inflicted on [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Bills, Campus, Campus Accountability and Safety Act, Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Discrimination, Due Process, Event, False Allegations, Feminism, Funding, Innocence, Office for Civil Rights, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|Comments Off on The Legislative and Judicial Branches Strike Back against Obama’s Overreach

Sexual Assault: The Accused Speaks Out

Sexual Assault: The Accused Speaks Out Emily Shire January 28, 2016 Matthew* adored his small liberal arts college—until he was charged with and, ultimately, issued a semester-long suspension for non-consensual sexual intercourse with another male student. “One of the key phrases was ‘We found you guilty. Plan on not booking a flight back.’ That still [...]

Attempt to Quietly Redefine Sexual Assault in U.S. Law Draws Backlash from Lawyers

Attempt to Quietly Redefine Sexual Assault in U.S. Law Draws Backlash from Lawyers Greg Piper January 26, 2016 The American Law Institute, an influential organization of law professionals that devises model revisions for various parts of the law, has trained its sights on sexual assault for the past few years. Last summer The New York [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|Accountability, Bills, Campus, Due Process, Event, False Allegations, Innocence, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Research, Sexual Assault, Victims|Comments Off on Attempt to Quietly Redefine Sexual Assault in U.S. Law Draws Backlash from Lawyers