Victory for Due Process at Harvard

Yesterday, FIRE announced a great victory at Harvard. The disciplinary code was recently changed to require that proceedings in cases of student misconduct cannot begin unless there is some evidence that the charges can be corroborated beyond an accusation. This is, of course, a great victory for fundamental fairness, and is basically akin to instituting a “grand jury” system. Wendy Murphy, a Boston lawyer, filed a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), alleging that, since more women file sexual harassment and assault claims than men, more claims coming from women will be thrown out. This, she claimed, was sex discrimination, a violation of Title IX. Fortunately, the OCR has dismissed the complaint, noting that the law �does not prohibit the use of due process.� I’ll say.

Read all about it at the link above.