Saturday, July 01, 2017

Star Chambers

It amazes me that anyone could think that hounding men out of college without real due process was ever a good idea, but the last Administration made it policy:
For years, college campuses across the country have been conducting witch hunts to expel or punish men accused of sexual assault. Those may soon be coming to an end, thanks to the Trump administration.

Colleges and universities have conducted these witch hunts at the order of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, which during the Obama administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter and additional guidance that all but assured students accused of sexual assault would not get a fair hearing.

These campus star chambers, conducted behind closed doors and hidden by federal privacy laws, have resulted in an unknown number of expulsions. More than 100 of these punished students have sued or are now suing their universities for violating their due process rights and discriminating against them because of their sex.
I hope every one of those lawsuits succeeds.

As a taxpayer who supports 3 different state university/college systems, I would like our institutions of higher education to focus on teaching and not on adjudicating crimes.  Leave crimes to law enforcement and the courts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the universities rarely enforce a penalty equal to what the courts would or could if given the proper chance and access