Colleges and universities are increasingly looking to outside judges to help adjudicate accusations of campus sexual assault.
Under pressure from the Obama administration, schools in recent years have been adjudicating accusations of sexual assault. The results have been a disaster.
First, accusers insisted that the process was rigged against them, and that facing the accused was too traumatic. So the Department of Education mandated the "preponderance of evidence" standard and "strongly discouraged" schools from allowing cross-examination. It also provided no due process rights to accused students.
This, along with threats of lost funding, encouraged schools to expel more accused students based on nothing more than accusations. Accused and expelled students began fighting back. But they didn't get the support and media attention accusers enjoyed.