The Shape of Things to Come: Justice Corrupted at Brown

Glenn Ricketts

In this piece over at Minding the Campus,  KC Johnson describes the utter debasement of due process in a case involving flimsy charges of sexual misconduct against a former Brown undergraduate.  The whole sordid episode, as he indicates, has been detailed here in the pages of the Brown Spectator, a conservative/libertarian "alternative" newspaper funded privately and unaffiliated with the university.

And, as KC also notes, this case began prior to last year's mandatory new guidelines announced by the US Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which seemed to effectively remove the presumption of innocence for the accused.  As you might ask: if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?  

I can well imagine.

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