The Obama administration ignored due process on campus: 1 of 2: & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Feb 05, 03:38 AM

PhotoThe parsonage in Salem Village, as photographed in the late 19th century

Henrietta D. Kimball - "Witchcraft Illustrated" by Henrietta D. Kimball, Geo. A. Kimball, Publisher, Boston, 1892.

"The House Where Witchcraft Started, Now Danvers, Mass.", photographer unknown

The Obama administration ignored due process on campus: 1 of 2: & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

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

... 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…