The Department of Education war against due process and men
NY Post Editorial:
A lawsuit out of Colorado could bring a screaming halt to a booming injustice industry — college star chambers for sexual-assault cases.Anyone with minimal knowledge of the Constitution and case laws should know that the school and the Department of Education are depriving this man of his right to due process under the constitution. It is not even a close case. It is something you should learn in the first year of law school. Besides being reinstated, I think he should also be compensated for this abuse of due process.
Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, he’s also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.
CSUP found Grant guilty of sexually assaulting a trainer (also a student) and suspended for him for several years.
Yet the trainer repeatedly said that their relationship was consensual. She told an administrator in the training program, “I’m fine and I wasn’t raped.”
She also says she told the school’s investigator, “He’s a good guy. He’s not a rapist, he’s not a criminal, it’s not even worth any of this hoopla.”
She never claimed an assault. But a peer in the Athletic Training Program saw a hickey on her neck and reported a rape. The school then duly ignored the testimony of both parties in judging him guilty, anyway.
“It weighs on me because I see my life being ripped away from me for no justifiable reason,” Neal said in a TV interview.
He’s not wrong. Nor is he wrong for including the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights as a co-defendant.
After all, OCR has pushed colleges across the nation to adopt such insane policies — ones that, as Neal’s legal team notes, “encourage male gender bias and violation of due process rights during sexual misconduct investigations.”