In July, Harvard University announced a new university-wide policy aimed at preventing sexual harassment and sexual violence based on gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. ...
In response, 28 members of the Harvard Law School Faculty have issued the following statement: Among our many concerns are the following: ...
Harvard has adopted procedures for deciding cases of alleged sexual misconduct which lack the most basic elements of fairness and due process, are overwhelmingly stacked against the accused, and are in no way required by Title IX law or regulation. Here our concerns include but are not limited to the following:
■ The absence of any adequate opportunity to discover the facts charged and to confront witnesses and present a defense at an adversary hearing.
■ The lodging of the functions of investigation, prosecution, fact-finding, and appellate review in one office, and the fact that that office is itself a Title IX compliance office rather than an entity that could be considered structurally impartial.
■ The failure to ensure adequate representation for the accused, particularly for students unable to afford representation.
Harvard has inappropriately expanded the scope of forbidden conduct, including by:
■ Adopting a definition of sexual harassment that goes significantly beyond Title IX and Title VII law.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Harvard professors protest feminist policy
I mentioned that liberals and feminists were attacking basic American rights of due process, and now it is too much even for the leftist Harvard law faculty, the Boston Globe reports: