June 13, 2018

STUDENTS SEEM TO BELIEVE THIS IS STILL AMERICA: A huge new FIRE survey, conducted by YouGov, indicates overwhelming support among students for due process protections on campus. For example, a whopping 85% seem to believe that they should be presumed innocent until proven guilty (the cheek!), yet a FIRE report on policies at the top 53 schools last year discovered that only 30% of them bothered to guarantee students this extremely basic right in campus proceedings. It might be too much to expect every college to hit Learned Hand levels of jurisprudence, but this Keyrock-level stuff should be plenty achievable.