Due Process and Sexual Assault

In his 89-page decision, [Judge F. Dennis] Saylor criticizes Brandeis for a number of due process violations, including denying the accused student access to the evidence against him or even a detailed explanation of the charges against him.

Source: Federal judge rebukes lack of due process in campus sex assault procedures | Washington Examiner

Sexual assault is not to be taken lightly, and victims should always be made to feel comfortable when they come forward, their rights respected, and their accusations given careful consideration.

But in these cases the accused has rights as well, and we ignore that principle at the risk of surrendering our liberty.

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