In the Meantime

There’s been a big development in campus sex battles.

6 thoughts on “In the Meantime

    1. This is a job interview for a judge, not a criminal court.

      Although I think that some of the allegations are dubious, this is not the main problem for Kavanaugh; he’s simply too much hysterical for this job.

      But what can you expect for a Trumpturd…


  1. May be, the desire not to get sued by the accused and punished students will lead universities to the adoption of increasingly rigous, semi-legal standards of investigation so much that the matter will finally be transfered to courts where it belongs.

    // Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that β€œ[I]f a public university has to choose between competing narratives to resolve a case, the university must give the accused student or his agent an opportunity to cross-examine the accuser and adverse witnesses in the presence of a neutral fact-finder.”

    Why wouldn’t victims of attacks question who “his agent” may be and whether he, like a prosecutor (*) at a real court, has a suitable education and is forced to follow certain rules?

    (*) Do not know whether that is the correct term to use here. Anyway, I think lawyers are supposed to behave professionally even if they are cross-examining you, unlike some undefined agent.


    1. The universities don’t hold these kangaroo courts because they love to do it. They were forced by the Obama administration. Now Betsy DeVos is trying to dismantle the federal requirements that force universities to do all this truly ridiculous stuff, and I’m grateful for that.


      1. It sounds to me, though, as though the Title IX hearing at NYU on the Reitman case was very good. Ronell had been getting away with this stuff for 30 years, there’s no question she’s a perp and needs to be blocked from continuing to exploit advisees. So now she has a year off and then has advising supervised, and can’t make students come to her house on weekends. I think this is good.


  2. Macedonians vote on whether to change country’s name
    Macedonians have begun voting in a key referendum on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership….
    The referendum is not binding, but a ‘yes’ majority would give parliament a political mandate to change the constitution.

    If the deal is passed through the referendum and is ratified by two-thirds of MPs, the Greek parliament will be called on to give the final stamp of approval.

    While the Macedonian government plans to call any significant majority in favour of the deal a success, the right-wing opposition may question the vote’s credibility if turnout is below 50 percent.

    Macedonia has struggled for recognition of its name since its birth in 1991 when the landlocked country declared independence from Yugoslavia.

    Greece, which has its own northern province called Macedonia, has always maintained that Macedonia’s name represented a claim on its territory.

    It vetoed Macedonia’s entrance into NATO and the EU, and foced it to enter the United Nations under a provisional name as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or FYROM…


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