The Obama administration ignored due process on campus: 2 of 2: & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Feb 05, 03:38 AM

Photo: Giles Corey was pressed to death during the Salem witch trials in the 1690s

Original by Ridpath? Restoration by Equazcion. - Print From John Clark Ridpath (1840-1900): "Cyclopedia of Universal History", 1923 found on http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/biog/pooroldgoodycole.htm and image at http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/biog/gilecory.jpg

Digitally restored version of Commons file File:Giles Corey.jpg: Old drawing of the death of Giles Corey (Sept. 19, 1692) by being pressed with heavy stones for failing to enter a plea to the charge of being a witch during the Salem Witch Trials.

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File:Giles Corey restored.jpg

Created: Published in Witchcraft Illustrated in 1892

The Obama administration ignored due process on campus: 2 of 2:  & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

...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…

http://www.hoover.org/research/farewell-title-ixs-kangaroo-courts