The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

May 5, 2014

By Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon at The Wall Street Journal

In January, President Obama convened a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and charged it with creating a set of recommendations commensurate with its title. Last Tuesday the task force released its report.

Those of us who handle these cases professionally had hoped that the report would strike a thoughtful balance between respecting the experiences of victims and protecting the rights of the accused. Instead, it continues the apparently inexorable erosion of the rights of the accused on campus...

Cases: National: White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault Jeopardizes Student Due Process