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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...