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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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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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Unfairness in the Minnesota Football Rape Case

By KC Johnson We don’t normally think of college athletes as prominent defenders of due process. Yet perhaps the highest-profile protest against the post-Dear Colleague letter demise of campus due process came last week at the University of Minnesota. Its emergence, the reaction to it, and its quick collapse speaks volumes about the relationship between [...]

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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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Ducey’s Faith Office Assails ‘Start by Believing’ Advocacy Program for Rape Victims

By Ray Stern A popular, nationwide program that encourages police and others to treat rape victims with more sensitivity is under fire from the Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family. In a recent letter to elected prosecutors around the state, Youth, Faith and Family director Debbie Moak admonishes Arizona law-enforcement authorities to rethink their [...]

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Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police? Q and A with Attorney Andrew Miltenberg

By Robby Soave The bizarre manner in which sexual assault disputes are investigated on college campuses could be overhauled now that Donald Trump has been elected president instead of Hillary Clinton. Indeed, many victims' advocates are concerned that Trump's Education Department will roll back the Office for Civil Rights' enforcement of Title IX, which is [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Accountability, False Allegations, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police? Q and A with Attorney Andrew Miltenberg

Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

By Ashe Schow An Ohio judge has ruled that a student accused of campus sexual assault potentially had his due-process rights violated when he was denied the ability to cross-examine his accuser. John Doe, as he’s identified in court records, and his attorneys filed a preliminary injunction against the school in order to halt his [...]

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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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