Disturbing Provision Harms Due Process in Campus Accountability and Safety Act

August 6, 2014

By Hans Bader at Examiner.com

It is a conflict of interest -- and sometimes a violation of due process -- for a fine to go to the very unit of government that employs the judge or official who imposed the fine. That gives the official an incentive to find the accused guilty in order to enrich the official's agency. But such fines are apparently authorized by a provision of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (also known as S. 2692 and H.R. 5354)...