Donald A. Downs

Donald A. Downs is a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, CA and a professor of political science, law and journalism at the University of Wisconsin. His latest book is “Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus.” Readers may write him at 303 North Hall, Madison, WI 53706 or e-mail him at [email protected]

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Avoid rushing to judgment in “kangaroo court” sex cases

Sep 25, 2017 — Donald A. Downs

MADISON, Wisconsin — An achievement of the modern feminist movement has been to make society and policymakers more aware of such injustices as domestic violence and sexual assault.

This was especially needed in higher education because colleges improperly resisted acknowledging sexual crimes for far too long.
But reform movements can sometimes go awry, which appears to be the case with the Title IX regulations that now govern the handling of sexual misconduct charges on college campuses.  The Trump administration should end these kangaroo court-type practices.