Doe v. Purdue University

Purdue University student accused of sexual assault is suspended after allegedly Kafkaesque disciplinary hearing. The investigative report falsely says he confessed; two of the adjudicators don’t read the report at all; he’s not allowed to see the evidence against him; he can’t call an eye witness; and the complainant presents her story only through a hearsay summary offered by a Purdue employee. Seventh Circuit: Could be fundamentally unfair, in violation of the Due Process clause, and sex discrimination against a man, in violation of Title IX. (But the due process claim has lots of technical problems.)

Tags: 2019, Discrimination, Due Process, Seventh Circuit, Sexual Assault, Title IX

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