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‘New York Times’ Misses Opportunity to Report on Campus Due Process Violations

July 7, 2014 by Susan Kruth

Last week, the New York Times Editorial Board addressed the issue of campus sexual assault. Unfortunately, the Board missed an opportunity to address many serious concerns held by FIRE and others about university policies and practices that threaten the due process rights of students accused of sexual misconduct.

The Times editorial notes that skeptics of the systems currently in place at colleges and universities “doubt that administrators are equipped to adjudicate cases that might well be subject to criminal prosecution off campus.” Though we cannot speak on behalf of all due process advocates, FIRE believes college administrators are not equipped to adjudicate these cases, and we doubt they ever can be.

As the Times recognizes, there are differences between campus hearings and criminal trials that can leave an accused student more vulnerable:

read full article: ‘New York Times’ Misses Opportunity to Report on Campus Due Process Violations

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