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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; rabscuttle385; BillyBoy; Perdogg; SunkenCiv; ...
According to the new OCR guidelines, any college that accepts federal funding or federal student loans (close to 100% of our nation’s colleges) must now employ a "preponderance of the evidence" standard of proof in sexual harassment and sexual assault cases. This lowered standard replaces the traditionally accepted standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which, according to most triers of fact, is close to 100% confidence of guilt. In contrast, “preponderance of evidence” means the campus judiciary only needs to be 50.01% confident that a person is guilty of a given offense – even if that offense is rape, which, regardless of degree, is always a series felony.

Bad idea.

17 posted on 05/30/2011 10:30:30 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
RE :”The OCR mandates are not merely confined to actions. They apply to students’ speech, too. Columbia University already lists “love letters” as a form of sexual harassment. The University of California, Santa Cruz, classifies using “terms of endearment” as sexual harassment. (Who could have ever imagined that one could be endeared and harassed at the same time?). At Yale, “unspoken sexual innuendo such as voice inflection” is considered sexual harassment. The absurdities are seemingly endless in 21st Century “hire” education

Call me a constitutional purist but I never understood how the Federal government can regulate speech in the workplace nullifying the 1st Amendment there. But Republicans went along with this idea terrified of women's votes, and this is what it naturally leads to eventually.

Back to rape, There was a criminal rape case here in Maryland where the man accused of rape was given consent by the woman, but she withdrew the consent in the middle of the act. Her claim was it was rape because the man didn't immediately stop the act. The grand jury didn't buy it, and the feminists were outraged, said :”the men just dont get it” and said they wanted the law strengthened, I am surprised Pelosi didnt add it into her Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act .

18 posted on 05/30/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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