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Arbitrary, Collective Guilt Actions at UVA are Unconstitutional

The rash decision by UVA president Theresa Sullivan to suspend activities by all fraternities and sororities on campus because of the phony Rolling Stone story has serious legal implications. So writes lawyer Hans Bader of Competitive Enterprise Institute in this Liberty Unyielding post.

You might think that even a completely PC university president would ask about potential legal trouble if it should turn out that there is in fact no grounds for a contemplated action like this. That didn’t happen in this instance or at Duke back in 2006. Evidently, such presidents just can’t wait for facts. We know that many faculty zealots insist on immediate action, but presidents should be made of sterner stuff. Sadly, they aren’t.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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