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American colleges are in the midst of a civil rights crisis that is undermining fundamental notions of fairness and justice. As Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, explains:

It took our civilization a few thousand years…to put the presumption of innocence and the right to face one’s accusers at the center of the proceedings. It has taken the higher-education establishment and the White House Task Force just a few months to figure out that all that fuss was unnecessary.

Rape StatisticsRapes have fallen dramatically in recent decades — see graph. Despite this fact, the White House claims that “one-in-five” college women are victims of sexual assault — a statistic that was shown to be wrong by a Department of Justice report. Still, campus activists are advancing the far-fetched notion that we live in a “rape culture.”

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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has documented why the 2011 sexual assault policy and the 2013 sexual harassment directive are flawed. The American Association of University Professors and 12 other organizations have also come out against the Department of Education policy.



  • Dan Subotnik: The Duke Rape Case Five Years Later: Lessons for the Academy, the Media, and the Criminal Justice System, 45 Akron L. Rev. 883, 891 (2011)
  • Stephen Henrick: A Hostile Environment for Student Defendants: Title IX and Sexual Assault on College Campuses Northern Kentucky Law Review, 40 N. Ky. L. Rev. 49 (2013)
  • Barclay Sutton Hendrix: A Feather on One Side, A Brick on the Other: Tilting the Scales Against Males Accused of Sexual Assault in Campus Disciplinary Proceedings, 47 Ga. L. Rev. 591 (2013)
  • Ryan Ellis: Mandating Injustice: The Preponderance of the Evidence Mandate Creates a New Threat to Due Process on Campus, 32 Rev. Litig. 65, 90 (2013)