The rights of all Americans can be secured only through the establishment of fair processes and with a consciousness that all are equal in the eyes of the law. Yet on many campuses, the unfortunate accused face “kangaroo courts” without fair procedures, in which the political viewpoint of the “judges” greatly affects the outcomes of trials. The accused are often charged with no specific offense, given no right to face their accusers, and sentenced with no regard for fairness or consistency. The FIRE cases listed below illustrate our fight for fundamental fairness on our nation’s campuses. This generation of students must come to know that justice means more than merely the enforcement of the will of the powerful and the suppression of the views of the powerless.
- Download and order FIRE’s Guide to Due Process and Fair Procedure on Campus.
- Download and order FIRE’s Guide to Student Fees, Funding, and Legal Equality on Campus