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  • Reviving Due Process on Campus

    11/21/2018 5:55:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2018
    For those awaiting a restoration of rational discourse in American politics, well, you’ll have to keep waiting. No other conclusion is possible after seeing the reaction to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s long-awaited regulatory proposals last week on handling accusations of sexual abuse on campus. From California Democrat Maxine Waters: “Betsy DeVos, you won’t get away with what you are doing. We are organizing to put an end to your destruction of civil rights protections for students.” Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Facebook that the proposal “would return us to the days when schools swept rape and assault under...
  • My Title IX Sex Discrimination Complaint

    11/20/2018 5:50:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 20, 2018 | Mike Adams
    On October 16, I filed a Title IX sex discrimination complaint against administrators at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where I have been teaching for the last twenty-six years. Readers will also recall that it is the same institution I successfully sued on First Amendment grounds back in 2014. The facts leading to the present controversy are briefly recapitulated below. Two females, one a student at UNCW, the other an alumna at UNCW, paid a visit to the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) located in Bear Hall on the UNCW campus. The student is a member of a campus...
  • The new Title IX rules, while imperfect, are an improvement

    11/17/2018 3:02:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A draft of the new Title IX rules from the Department of Education was circulated a couple of months ago and they predictably had progressive groups setting their hair on fire. The final version has now been rolled out and, while there were some minor (but troubling) changes made, those same groups aren’t going to be any happier. The days of kangaroo courts hearing questions of criminal law at schools where cases of sexual assault or harassment are concerned won’t be ending entirely, but they will be decidedly more fair to all parties concerned. (Reason) This guidance will replace an...
  • Betsy DeVos Strikes a Blow for the Constitution

    11/16/2018 12:21:46 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2018 | David French
    The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous university kangaroo courts have become. First and perhaps most important, the rules will not only require colleges to permit cross-examination of witnesses (including the accuser), but will also prohibit universities from relying on the statements of any witness who refuses to submit to cross-examination. Cross-examination is so fundamental to adversary proceedings that it’s is simply...
  • The Trump Administration Isn’t ‘Dehumanizing’ Transgender Americans

    10/22/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2018 | David French
    The administration is proposing to conform the law to the truth. Today I learned something truly new. I’d lived my life on this earth almost 49 years before I understood that federal anti-discrimination law defines human existence. Changing that law can thus literally “negate the humanity of people.” At least that’s what I’m learning in response to the news that the Trump administration is considering rolling back the Obama administration’s lawless expansion of Title IX, the federal civil-rights statute banning sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. At issue is the definition of the word “sex.” In April 2014, the...
  • Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

    10/21/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 82 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. ... the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. The department argued in its memo that key...
  • Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Georgetown Professor Christine Fair(Call For Death,Etc...)

    10/12/2018 8:27:25 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-1018 | Tom Ciccotta
    An activist group has filed a Title IX complaint against Georgetown University Professor Christine Fair, who came under fire earlier this month for calling for the deaths and castration of several GOP senators. “Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement,” Fair wrote in the tweet on September 29. “All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.” Since then, Fair’s Twitter account has been briefly suspended and reactivated. Now, the National Coalition for Men has filed...
  • Vanity: 1994 Study Finds 41% of Rape Claims False Over 3 yr period in Midwestern Town

    The document is at link. 1994 study where city and college rape reports were examined. Overall, 41% were proven to be false. The college campus reports were 50% false. "Quite unexpectedly then, we find that these university women, when filing a rape complaint, were as likely to file a false as valid charge." Keep in mind, under Obama's "Dear Colleague" Letter, the new standard on campus for 'proving' rape is the lower "more probable than not." This mentions the factors indicating a false rape report which I'd posted in a previous 'vanity': the Air Force Study by Charles P. McDowell.
  • Mother files federal lawsuit after son doesn’t make high school soccer team

    10/01/2018 11:47:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies ^ | 10/1/2018 | Chelsea Robinson
    LADUE, Mo. — A St. Louis mother has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that a soccer coach's decision to cut her son from the junior varsity team was age discrimination. KTVI reports if a junior Ladue High School student does not make the varsity team, the boy cannot play again on the junior varsity team. This is in an attempt to allow lower grade students a chance to develop their skills and later try out for varsity. The mother of a junior who did not make the cut, identified only as John Doe, said this is unfair and believes her...
  • Due Process for Sexual Assault Cases

    09/14/2018 7:51:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2018
    Universities now play cop, prosecutor, judge and jury in campus sexual-assault cases, often without allowing due process rights to the accused. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week issued an important rebuke to these Title IX proceedings that ought to become a national standard. Since 2011 more than 300 accused students have sued over Title IX decisions. Doe v. Baum was brought by a former University of Michigan student accused of sexual assault. John Doe and Jane Roe, as the parties are identified, agreed they’d attended a party, had sex and that she vomited in a trash can. A...
  • DeVos decries ‘failed system’ on campus sexual assault, vows to replace it

    09/07/2017 12:08:43 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | Susan Svrluga and Nick Anderson
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vowed Thursday to replace what she branded the “failed system” of campus sexual assault enforcement, to ensure fairness for victims and the accused. “Instead of working with schools . . . ,” DeVos said, “the prior administration weaponized the Office for Civil Rights.” “We must do better because the current approach isn’t working,” she said. DeVos spoke to about 100 invited guests at George Mason University, where protesters had gathered outside, worried that she would announce changes to the way sexual violence cases are handled on campuses across the country. “One rape is one too many,”...
  • Lawyer Upset With Title IX Changes Is 'OK' With DeVos Being Sexually Assualted

    09/10/2017 3:14:37 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 9 replies
    townhall ^ | 9.9.17 | Cortney O'Brien
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is receiving threats after she announced changes to the Title IX program Thursday as it was known under President Obama. Sexual assault abusers are still going to be punished, she emphatically stated, but from now on the accused will be offered due process.
  • California governor sides with DeVos on due process in vetoing campus sexual-assault bill

    10/16/2017 6:25:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    State Senate Bill 169 would have codified Obama-era Title IX guidanceCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Monday a bill to codify the aggressive Obama-era campus federal sexual-assault guidance, echoing concerns about the rights of the accused raised previously by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Mr. Brown said it was “time to pause and survey the land” before moving forward with more regulations “when we haven’t yet ascertained the full impact of what we recently enacted” with California’s 2014 affirmative-consent law. “Since this law was enacted, however, thoughtful legal minds have increasingly questioned whether federal and state actions to prevent and redress sexual...
  • Betsy DeVos is getting savaged for closing campus kangaroo courts

    09/01/2018 12:05:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | August 31, 2018 | 7:50pm | Updated | Rich Lowry
    A judicial process that doesn’t allow the accused to cross-examine his accuser or reliably see the evidence against him is a civil libertarian’s nightmare. It traduces every principle of fairness and is blatantly un-American. Yet Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is about to get savaged for replacing just such a process with something more in keeping with our longstanding legal norms. The Education Department is preparing new rules that would roll back the monstrously unfair Obama-era requirements for how colleges handle sexual-assault and harassment allegations. The Obama rules have been receiving a battering in the courts, where due process is still...
  • Men’s group files Title IX complaint against man-hating Northwestern PROF

    08/27/2018 12:16:52 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/26/18 | USA Features
    Fighting Back: As Left-wing lunacy continues to spread across U.S. college and university campuses, a backlash against the insanity is growing as well as individuals and groups fight to restore sanity in American higher education. One of the most recent battlegrounds is Northwestern University, where one of the nation’s oldest men’s organizations has filed a federal Title IX complaint against a feminist ‘man-hating’ professor because school officials failed to act to curb her blatant gender bias...
  • This autistic student asked for a ‘fist bump’ and a selfie. He got two Title IX investigations.

    07/27/2018 5:31:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 27, 2018 | Megan Kellar
    A “fist bump” and a selfie may have ended Marcus Knight’s educational career right as it started. The student, who has autism, cerebral palsy and a shunt to relieve fluid pressure on his brain, was not allowed to defend himself against allegations in two Title IX investigations this past fall, his mother told The College Fix.
  • It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone (Univ. of NM, men's soccer, victim of Title IX)

    07/20/2018 1:56:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jessica Dyer and Geoff Grammer
    In the first major program cuts since 1999, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted Thursday to eliminate four Lobo sports teams under a plan they say will improve the ailing athletic department’s overall health. The governing board approved cutting men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing, and women’s beach volleyball despite more than two hours of public comment by opponents. Athletes, coaches, parents, alumni and other community members delivered impassioned pleas and some withering criticism of the proposal advanced by athletic director Eddie Nuńez and President Garnett Stokes. The two called the cuts a critical step toward addressing...
  • Male Student Accuses Female Student of Sexual Assault. She Says He Wanted Revenge

    05/11/2018 9:22:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 11, 2018 | Robby Soave
    The University of Cincinnati suspended a female student for allegedly engaging in nonconsensual sex with a male student who claimed he was too drunk at the time to approve the encounter. The fact that this case involves a male accuser ("John Doe") and a female aggressor ("Jane Roe") makes it unusual among Title IX complaints. (Title IX is the federal statute that forbids sex discrimination in schools.) But the female student's lawsuit against Cincinnati—which accuses the university of violating her due process rights—reveals something even odder: Roe had previously filed a sexual misconduct complaint against one of Doe's friends. Roe's...
  • Another University Will Have To Pay For Its Title IX Zealotry

    02/25/2018 7:46:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The Obama administration was notable for its disregard of the rule of law in its avid pursuit of politically desirable outcomes. Law professor David Bernstein’s book on that subject, Lawless examined many such instances (see my review here) including the demand by Department of Education officials that colleges and universities scrap due process for accused male students in pursuit of high numbers of punishments for sexual assault. Now some of the schools that eagerly complied with the Department’s abuse of Title IX (the 1972 law that was written to keep schools that received federal funds from discriminating against women applicants)...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accused—particularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...