Congressman Wants To Throw Out Campus Rape Rule He Says Is Unfair To The ‘Often-Innocent Accused’

Article here. Excerpt:

'Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is urging President-elect Donald Trump to repeal certain campus sexual assault guidelines because he believes they deny the “often-innocent accused” their rights.

Meadows is targeting specific standards championed by Vice President Joe Biden and advanced by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in 2011.

Under Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities, university investigations into sexual assault must be based on a preponderance of evidence ― unlike in criminal courts, which require proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

Meadows, the incoming House Freedom Caucus chairman, wrote in his report about his targeted rules that “[Title IX procedure] virtually dictates one-size-fits-all procedures which provide less protection to the accused, and deny the often-innocent accused basic due process rights.”'

49 users have voted.
I like this


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

the comments are kind of

the comments are kind of depressing. Everyone thinks this is a war on women.

10 users have voted.
I like this

Consider the source

It's the Huffington Post, so the readership would be largely liberal and feminist. Had it been a more conservative/libertarian source the comments would have likely been more favorable.

13 users have voted.
I like this