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University of Minnesota Football Team Takes a Stand for Due Process

University of Minnesota Football Team Takes a Stand for Due Process

We’ve had a lot of politics in football lately, from Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem to the University of Missouri football team striking in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. Now the University of Minnesota’s football team is striking as well. Their cause? Due process for some of their team mates. “Effective immediately, we

North Dakota Mom Fights to Make College Campuses Safe for Young Men

In the Washington Post today is a lengthy profile about Families Advocating for Campus Equality, or FACE, a group founded by a Fargo mom after her son was falsely accused of sexual misconduct at the University of North Dakota. The mom is Sherry Warner-Seefeld, and her son is Caleb Warner. I’ve written quite a bit about Warner over

Here's An Idea: Maybe We Should Stop Trying Students In Campus Kangaroo Courts

Today the State Board of Higher Education will consider new policy to comply with legislation passed earlier this year requiring that students be afforded the full participation of legal counsel in serious campus proceedings against them. The move is a grudging one, judging by the tone of this article, and indeed the universities fought long

North Dakota University System Still Fighting Due Process Rights For Students

The next time you hear a North Dakota University System official talking about how students are their priority, think about how hard the university system worked to oppose legal protections for students in campus proceedings. SB2150 is a bill giving North Dakota university students facing serious accusations some due process rights. It was inspired by

Margaret Morley: Due Process Rights Should Exist On Campuses Too

I am an attorney practicing in Grand Forks, and more than half of my caseload is criminal defense work. I cut my legal teeth in the area of criminal defense, working for many years for a solo-practice criminal defense attorney. Then, as my first clerkship position in law school, I had the privilege of working

University System Proposes Watering Down Giving Students Access To Lawyers

Last week I reported comments from Senator Ray Holmberg, a sponsor of SB2150 which seeks to guarantee students the right to an attorney in campus proceedings against them, about university system officials misleading the committee considering the bill. “Their site states that the BOHE had taken an official position opposed to SB 2150, yet the

Lawmaker Says University Officials Mislead Committee About Opposition To Bill

Yesterday the State Board of Higher Education discussed SB2150 for the first time. That legislation would allow students to involve their legal counsel in campus proceedings against them, something they are currently prohibited from doing. So far North Dakota University System officials have testified in opposition for the bill, saying that banning  student representation from

ND University System Wants Due Process Rights They Won't Give Students

Even as officials in the North Dakota University System are trying to fight off a bipartisan bill giving students access to a lawyer in campus proceedings against them, they’re complaining about an open records law which they say doesn’t afford them due process rights. You can’t make this stuff up. Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee

Minot State University Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Violence Cases

According to the Washington Post, Minot State University is under investigation by the US Department of Education for Title IX violations related to the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Here’s the full list. From the Post: The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is examining complaints it received from the nation’s college campuses and those it