Proof and Campus Rape - Letter to Editor by Hans Bader


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To the Editor:

Re “New Rules to Address Campus Rape” (editorial, June 30):

It is unfortunate that the federal government now seeks to restrict the due process rights of students accused of sexual assault or harassment. As your editorial notes, “the Department of Education recommended that universities use ‘preponderance of the evidence’ as the standard of proof instead of the higher ‘clear and convincing’ standard.” But that higher standard protected due process.

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