Wendy Kaminer Questions Disregard for Due Process in Washington Post Article

By on May 12, 2011

FIRE Board of Advisors member Wendy Kaminer noticed something missing in a Washington Post report last week on proposed changes to the University of Virginia‘s sexual misconduct policy, one of the many policies revamped in the rush by universities to comply with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR’s) April 4 "Dear Colleague" letter. Absent from the discussion, Kaminer writes in a letter to the editor published today, was sufficient attention to the serious due process questions raised by these rules. Kaminer argues that they "are bound to do more to increase injustice on campus than decrease sexual violence," and FIRE strongly agrees. Kaminer’s letter is here, and her must-read piece in The Atlantic on the OCR Guidelines and Yale University’s situation, published April 6, is here.