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Feds want campus sex convictions made easier

February 25, 2014

by Michael Barone, Mona Charen, Phyllis Schlafly and Heather MacDonald at WND

A national rights organization is expressing alarm that the Obama administration continues to pursue a requirement allowing sexual-assault cases on college and university campuses to be decided on a “preponderance” of evidence

The standard is far lower than the standard of presumed innocent until shown guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” as required in criminal courts.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education charges that the Department of Education is engaging in “bait-and-switch” tactics in a series of negotiating sessions intended to hammer out the fine print of the rules that flow from the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act...

Schools: University of North Dakota