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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

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 [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Accountability, Sexual Assault, Victim-Centered Investigations, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on Ducey’s Faith Office Assails ‘Start by Believing’ Advocacy Program for Rape Victims

Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone on Campus Rape

Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone on Campus Rape Diana Moskovitz July 7, 2016 It registers less as news and more as routine when another Title IX lawsuit arises against a college or university for failing to meet its obligations to address sexual violence. The same is true when the claims made in these suits [...]

Due Process Group Launches Campaign Against ‘Victim-Centered’ Rape Investigations

Due Process Group Launches Campaign Against 'Victim-Centered' Rape Investigations College Fix Staff June 1, 2016 Even as critics of college sexual-assault investigations say that law enforcement should be more involved in the process, police themselves are adopting some of the more questionable recommendations of anti-rape activists, particularly that accusers should face little scrutiny and officers [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Center for Prosecutor Integrity, Due Process, Event, Military, Training, Victims, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on Due Process Group Launches Campaign Against ‘Victim-Centered’ Rape Investigations

American Law Institute Rejects Affirmative Consent Standard in Defining Sexual Assault

American Law Institute Rejects Affirmative Consent Standard in Defining Sexual Assault Bradford Richardson May 17, 2016 In a rebuke to a feminist idea that has migrated from college campuses to mainstream culture, an influential legal group overwhelmingly rejected Tuesday a provision that would have endorsed an “affirmative consent” standard for the purpose of defining sexual [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Accusing U., Affirmative Consent, Campus, Civil Rights, Research, Sex Education, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on American Law Institute Rejects Affirmative Consent Standard in Defining Sexual Assault

‘Men Accused of Sex Crimes Striking Back at Colleges’

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 'Men accused of sex crimes striking back at colleges' From the Associated Press After years of complaints that they weren’t taking sexual assault reports seriously, colleges are finally doing so, and finding themselves slammed with lawsuits from men who say they were unfairly suspended or otherwise punished. The schools are feeling [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|Campus, Discrimination, Due Process, False Allegations, Sexual Assault, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on ‘Men Accused of Sex Crimes Striking Back at Colleges’

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

Justice Department Demands Censorship at the University of New Mexico

Justice Department Demands Censorship at the University of New Mexico Hans Bader April 23, 2016 On April 22, the Justice Department ordered the University of New Mexico adopt an unconstitutional speech code. It is demanding that the University label as “sexual harassment” all “unwelcome” sexual conduct, including “verbal” conduct (that is, speech). The university must [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., DED Sexual Assault Directive, Free Speech, Office for Civil Rights, Violence, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on Justice Department Demands Censorship at the University of New Mexico

In First of Its Kind Lawsuit, Student Athlete Wrongfully Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Obama Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2016 CONTACT: Jeanette Hoffman (908) 418-0859 IN FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LAWSUIT, STUDENT ATHLETE WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SUES OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND CSU PUEBLO FOR VIOLATING TITLE IX GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAW PUEBLO, CO— Grant Neal, a prominent student athlete at Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo), has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Affirmative Consent, Bills, Campus, Dating Violence, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Discrimination, Due Process, Event, False Allegations, Feminism, Free Speech, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Research, Sex Education, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Title IX, Violence, Wrongful Convictions|Comments Off on In First of Its Kind Lawsuit, Student Athlete Wrongfully Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Obama Administration

Feds Fuel Anti-Sex Inquisition on Campus

Feds Fuel Anti-Sex Inquisition on Campus Robby Soave April 15, 2016 Rape and other sexual harassment on college campuses is a genuine problem, but the Obama administration is making a mockery of justice with its ham-handed policing. A male student scored a major victory in his lawsuit against the University of Southern California, which kicked [...]