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The Standard of Justice on Campus

In a Minding the Campus essay, history professor K. C. Johnson writes about the ridiculously low standard of justice that now prevails (thanks to the Obama administration) in allegations of sexual assault on campus. Johnson is upset over both the low standard (endorsed by the supposedly civil libertarian but actually very authoritarian Obama administration) and the fact that the New York Times has once again written a story framed to make readers think that the accused (a Yale football player) must be guilty — shades of the Duke case. The Times would rightly be furious if criminal defendants were treated like this, but goes into a coma when the accused are male college students.

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


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