The Violence Against Women Act and Double Jeopardy in Higher Education

October 16, 2012

The recent Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization included a provision tying institutional receipt of federal education funds to "dual appeal" rights for both accuser and accused.  This proposal raises serious double jeopardy and due process questions concerning college disciplinary proceedings, particularly at public universities.  This article explores the constitutional rights issues at stake when accused students are subjected to rehearings before college disciplinary boards.

Read more at The Stanford Law Review Online

Cases:  National: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization