Due Process Returning To College Campuses?
Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.
From what little we know about the soon-to-be-released draft of new rules regarding how colleges and universities should handle sexual assault accusations, it appears some kind of sanity will return to academia.
A leaked draft, obtained by The New York Times and merely described but barely quoted, appears to show a focus on the rights of accusers and the accused, something lacking from the Obama administration’s guidelines. Schools may get some relief from the fear that the Education Department’s ever-changing demands could lose them federal funding.
According to the Times’ description of the draft, the proposed rules would “narrow the definition of sexual harassment, holding schools accountable only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have occurred on their campuses.” The rules would also “establish a higher legal standard to determine whether schools improperly addressed complaints.”
The “narrow” definition of sexual harassment would fall in line with the Supreme Court’s decision in Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, albeit a simpler one: “unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it denies a person access to the school’s education program or activity.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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