Due Process

On March 29, 2021, Linfield University professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner posted a Twitter thread criticizing the university for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse allegations. Pollack-Pelzner also accused Linfield president Miles K. Davis of making anti-Semitic remarks, which Davis denied. On April 27, Linfield abruptly fired Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured professor, without due process, citing “false public accusations that... Read more Read more


Due Process

On March 30, 2021, FIRE and the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote to Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine amid reports the school had accused approximately 20 students of academic misconduct, urging the medical school to be cautious in evaluating the logs allegedly indicating that students had accessed materials during their exams. Students complained publicly —... Read more Read more


Due Process

On January 28, 2021, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania informed members of its Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community that “any future significant violation of Greek specific rules or Code of Conduct violations will result in the cancelation of the entire [Fraternity and Sorority Life] community at Bloomsburg” and banned them “from affiliating with derecognized groups.”... Read more Read more


Cases

The Women’s Student Union v. U.S. Department of Education (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California) (filed March 8, 2021) Read more


Due Process

On July 14, 2020, the State University of New York at Binghamton announced a plan to address campus sexual assault in part by automatically suspending “Greek life organizations that are connected in any way to a sexual assault case, immediately at the time that the sexual assault is reported, with permanent removal of recognition to... Read more Read more


Due Process

In August 2020, Lewis & Clark College required incoming students to attend an event called “Engage for Racial Justice” as part of the college’s New Student Orientation. Students had to provide their race—either “Black,” “IPOC (Indigenous, Person of Color),” or “White”—so the college could segregate students into “affinity groups.” FIRE wrote to Lewis & Clark... Read more Read more


Cases

Summary On June 10, 2020, four organizations that represent student survivors of sexual harassment and assault challenged the legality of the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First, Inc., moved to intervene as defendants on July... Read more Read more


Cases

State of New York v. United States Department of Education and Elisabeth DeVos (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York) (filed June 4, 2020) Read more


Due Process

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and D.C. v. Elisabeth D. Devos, United States Department of Education, and Texas (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) (filed June 4, 2020) Read more


Cases

Know Your IX; Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.; Girls For Gender Equity; and Stop Sexual Assault In Schools v. Elisabeth D. DeVos; Kenneth L. Marcus, and United States Department of Education (U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland) (filed May 14, 2020 by the ACLU) Read more



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