The Obama administration denied due process on campus. 1 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Jan 13, 02:33 AM

Photo: English: Purdue University, 1904. Visible, from left to right, are: Eliza Fowler Hall auditorium (built in 1903, demolished in 1950s for the construction of Stewart Center), first Electrical Engineering Building (built in 1889, now the site of Wetherill Chemistry Laboratory), second power plant (now demolished), and Heavilon Hall II mechanical engineering building (built in 1896, demolished in 1956 when Heavilon Hall III was built).

Date circa 1904


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The Obama administration denied due process on campus. 1 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Last week, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education (DOE) withdrew the Obama administration’s Dear Colleague Letter of 2011. The letter had outlined a set of procedures that all educational institutions receiving federal funds—under Title IX of the 1972 Civil Rights Act—must use to “investigate, adjudicate, and resolve allegations of student-on-student sexual misconduct.” The Obama rules had required that sexual misconduct cases be tried under a “preponderance of the evidence” standard instead of the higher standard of “clear and convincing evidence,” which are traditionally used in such cases. The DOE’s recent reversal of policy under Betsy DeVos rests on the correct conviction that the regulations set forth in the letter violate the procedural due process of the accused students…