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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Harvard Law Professors Assert That Campus Sexual Assault Rules Are "One-Sided"

"Just a few months after Harvard University announced a new, tougher policy against campus sexual assault, a group of Harvard law professors is blasting the rules as unfair.
Harvard announced its new policy this summer, after the school came under federal investigation for being too soft on sexual assault. The group of 28 law professors say Harvard has overreacted with rules that are "overwhelmingly stacked against the accused" and "starkly one sided."
"The Harvard policy goes so far that it's pretty shocking," says Harvard Law professor Janet Halley.
She says Harvard's process, at its core, is biased, because it is run by a single Title IX compliance office that's under pressure to show the government results.
"It's the charging agent like the prosecutor, it's the investigator — they're the judge, and they're the [people] who hears the appeal from all those decisions," she says. "So they're not neutral. They're there to increase the number of persons held responsible....."


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