Satawa Law Blog has released a potentially controversial article “When Title IX and Title IX Reform Goes Awry,” bringing some cause for concern, as the article may upset both the accused and the accuser, along with their families and friends, and the the world of academia at large.
The article is 368 words in length and examines what Title IX disciplinary hearings are all about. The intent is to shed light on the broader impact of Title IX reform for the legal community, the general public, and in particular for students attending universities across the country. Though it is not intended, a certain element of the article is set to spark discontent among readers, especially for those who already feel strongly one way or the other on the matter.
Below is a portion of the piece, which neatly exemplifies the controversial element:
“Let’s make this clear – Nassar was a monster. I like Elisa Slotkin, and I am not a big fan of Education Secretary DeVoss. But the reforms DeVoss introduced to bring Title IX hearings back under control are a huge step in the right direction – a common sense effort to ensuring a fair hearing and respectful treatment to both sides, accuser and accused, before someone is kicked out of school or off campus.”
Satawa Law Blog never sets out to intentionally upset anybody. The aim of the blog is first and foremost to bring a sense of balance on sensitive topics currently undergoing reform.
Though the article might unsettle some, especially those who know of someone who has been victimized or accused in a date rape case, the duty of the Blog is first and foremost to its readers. Satawa Law believes it is most important to stand up for a fair and balanced approach that protects not only the victim, but equally the accused. The Blog does not aim to please any one side.
Although there has been no backlash as of yet, the possibility exists that some of are of the opinion that implementing the proposed rule changes to Title IX, could impact victims by shielding the accused from liability or allowing the university to ignore certain claims.
Satawa Law’s aim is to shed light on the fact that Rep Slotkin’s bills(s) would hurt a 19 year old college sophomore currently facing expulsion from school for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl he met at the bar one night.
Satawa Law Blog hopes any controversy will pass quickly and re-emphasizes no offence is or was intended.
Satawa Law is a provider of in-depth blog articles in the area of criminal law, focusing primarily on sex-related cases, and can be reached via their website ProtectingYourFuture.info
Satawa Law Blog’s complete article can be found at https://satawalaw.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/when-title-ix-and-title-ix-reform-goes-awry/
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