Saturday, June 18, 2016
Preponderance of the Evidence
You can find the details (including the case filed) at this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/16/former-u-va-law-student-files-suit-challenging-federal-sexual-assault-directive/
Note: It's not clear to this non-lawyer how much difference it would make in the long run if the courts ruled that the procedure for issuing the directive was flawed. The Office could simply go through whatever hoops the courts required and come out with a similar directive. [I am making certain assumptions about who will be elected President in November here.] Perhaps someone knowledgeable in the legal area would like to comment. (???) In the short run, a ruling favoring the plaintiff might lead to a reversal of convictions under the preponderance-of-evidence standards and possibly damages from the universities involved for past cases.