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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, March 20, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

There’s Nothing “Horrifying” About Due Process for College Campuses

There’s Nothing “Horrifying” About Due Process for College Campuses

“What Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to do to school sexual misconduct rules is horrifying,” writes left wing ideologue Jim Shaw. What horrors is Secretary DeVos perpetrating? She “would allow accused students to cross-examine their accusers, only allow colleges to be involved if the assault took place on campus, would make it harder to punish

Gophers players, from left, Mitch Leidner, Drew Wolitarsky and Duke Anyanwu tell media they will boycott team activities over suspension of 10 players on Thursday night at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. (Pioneer Press: Andy Greder)

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

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., right, joins Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, in supporting a new gun control bill to prohibit sales to people listed on the federal government's "no-fly" list. Forum News Service Photo

I Don’t Think Senator Heidi Heitkamp Understands the Concept of Due Process

In an op/ed today in the Grand Forks Herald, Senator Heidi Heitkamp tries to explain why she’s supporting new gun control legislation that would deny people their 2nd amendment rights simply by placing them on certain threat lists. “It’s just common sense: if someone is too dangerous to board an airplane, he or she is too

You Cannot Deny People Their Rights Because You Think They Might Be Terrorists

“Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) launched a talking filibuster on the Senate floor — which was quickly joined by fellow Democrats — in an effort to pressure Republicans to accept legislation that would deny suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and require universal background checks,” reports Politico. The legislation Murphy wants passed is the Denying Firearms and

State Lawmaker: Student Due Process Bill Likely Protected Fraternity From Overzealous Administration

Elsewhere on SAB today University of North Dakota student Joe Price, who is also the current president of that school’s chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, writes about what he and his fraternity brothers experienced when they were falsely accused of a “hate crime” by a homosexual man. His descriptions are harrowing. “Local media jumped

North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill Giving Students Some Due Process Rights

The last time I wrote about SB2150, a bill giving students the right to involve an attorney in some university disciplinary proceedings, the North Dakota University System was still fighting hard to water it down. They wanted remove from the bill language allowing for lawyers representing students to cross examine witnesses testifying against their clients.

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

Wow: University System Initially Opposes Due Process Rights For Students

It’s a rare moment when the miasma of smug, self-serving rhetoric which surrounds our university system parts for a moment to let the truth shine through. We had a moment like that this evening. SB2150 is legislation introduced by Senators Ray Holmberg (a Republican) and Lois Delmore (a Democrat) both of Grand Forks. It aims to

Civil Asset Forfeiture Is Evil

If you’ve been seeing headlines about something called “civil asset forfeiture” and wondered what all the fuss is about, you could do worse than John Oliver’s report above. It’s funny, and would be funnier if the subject matter weren’t so gob-smackingly vile. Basically, civil asset forfeiture is a process through which the police can seize

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