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Eleventh Circuit and Disciplinary Due Process…

June 18, 2012

Earlier this year, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rendered an opinion affirming traditional due process protections to be provided public college and university students who face disciplinary proceedings in Barnes v. Zaccari.  In Barnes, a student who was perceived to be a threat to campus safety at Valdosta State University by the university president was administratively dismissed by the president without due process.  Other university administrators, including mental health professionals, did not find the student threatening, and university counsel repeatedly warned the president that a dismissal without due process would violate his constitutional rights...

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