Senators Seek Huge Fines For Colleges Mishandling Sexual Assault

February 26, 2015

By Tyler Kingkade at The Huffington Post

A bipartisan group of senators proposed Thursday to ramp up the federal government's ability to penalize colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases, while imposing significant new transparency requirements.

Legislation reintroduced in the Senate, titled the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), would mandate surveys to obtain a more accurate picture of sexual assault on campus and institute requirements to help guide victims and the accused through potential adjudication. Schools that don't follow federal laws relating to sexual assault could be hit with much larger fines...