Editor’s Note: Harvard profs say ‘no’ to rape policy

Ingrid Jacques
The Detroit News

The Obama administration has chosen to make tackling campus sexual assaults a high priority. The pressure coming from the administration, as well as the threat of losing federal funds, has forced universities around the country to create extremely strict and unrealistic guidelines regarding sexual encounters between students.

Plus, to avoid any conflicts with federal officials, campus administrators are adopting handbook policies that are fundamentally unfair to the accused. To protest, a group of 28 Harvard law professors recently spoke out against the university’s new sexual assault policy, saying the rules are “starkly one-sided” and trample on due process. They’re right.