One-Sided Campus-Rape Bill by Caroline Kitchens
Eight well-intentioned senators, four Republicans and four Democrats, have come up with complicated and expensive legislation to address an alleged epidemic of sexual predation on campus. What could go wrong?
Citing widely used but shaky statistics on campus sexual assault, the coalition of senators explained that the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) will “better protect and empower students, and hold both perpetrators and institutions accountable.” The legislation is the culmination of a several-month-long investigation in which Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) and her colleagues examined federal, state, and local policies on campus sexual assault and collected feedback from “a diverse group of stakeholders.” But not all stakeholders were invited.