(from the Washington Examiner):

By Ashe Schow

During a recent hearing on the issue, Lisa Maatz, vice president of government relations at the American Association of University Women, repeatedly referred to the need for colleges to create pseudo-court systems (my words, not hers) as a “civil rights” issue. In her prepared testimony, Maatz emphasized the role of colleges in adjudicating campus sexual assault.

“Schools’ role in responding to campus sexual assault is essential,” Maatz said, “because students’ civil rights – the opportunity to pursue their educations free of sex discrimination — are on the line.”

But here’s the thing: The civil rights of accusers — this right to an education in an environment where they don’t have to see men they accuse — can probably be protected without trampling the civil, legal and constitutional rights of accused students. CONTINUE READING HERE