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NCFM sends opposition letter to U.S. Senators concerning the “Campus Accountability and Safety Act”

June 12, 2015
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NCFM Opposes CASANational Coalition For Men (NCFM) – OPPOSES The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310

  • The language of CASA is consistently hostile to due process – for one glaring example, the bill uses the words “victim” and “accuser” interchangeably. However, just because one makes an accusation does not make the accusation true or the person making the accusation a victim.
  • Due Process Protections are nowhere to be found – There is no specific language addressing due process rights for the accused.  If colleges are going to be required to adjudicate sexual assault allegations, then schools must provide accused students basic due process rights including but not limited to:
    • the right to have counsel present during the hearing
    • the right to effectively cross-examine
    • timely access to written complaints and evidence
    • timely and adequate notice of actual charges
    • elimination of gag orders which impede the ability to talk to witnesses and gather evidence
    • the exclusion of hearsay evidence and
    • hearing panels composed of disinterested, objective, well-trained fact finders.
  • CASA establishes “confidential advisors” for the accuser but not for the accused –Advisors investigate, advocate, and advise those alleging to be victims. Both the accuser and alleged perpetrator deserve the same support since allegations are not proof.
  • CASA mandates subjective sex assault surveys with no intrinsic value – This advocacy research will do nothing to combat sexual assault but will likely reinforce anti-male ideology.
  • SUMMARY: The proposed CASA legislation is deeply flawed and ignores established due process procedural safeguards for both accuser and the accused.

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The National Coalition For Men is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit human rights organization dedicated to ending harmful discrimination against boys, men, their families, and the women who love them. See www.ncfm.com for more information.

 

STOP The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310
STOP The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310

STOP The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310

STOP The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310

STOP The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310

STOP The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), S.590 / H.R. 1310 !!

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National Coalition for Men6 Responses to NCFM sends opposition letter to U.S. Senators concerning the “Campus Accountability and Safety Act”

ncfmmemberamericanecho on June 19, 2015 at 8:40 AM

A great opposition letter, well-stated, succinctly put. It’s bizarre how American laws have confounded the so-called ‘liberation’ of women with turning men into second-class citizens. A movement that can only gain leverage in such a manner (by demanding that the two go hand-in-hand) is deeply troubled at its core.

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NCFM on June 18, 2015 at 2:04 PM

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Emelio Lizardo on June 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM

Thinking about this for a few extra minutes, it occurs to me that we’re taking the wrong track in attempting to mitigate the horrors of this bill. Instead, we should push it to its inane extreme.

1] ALL accusations should be considered true and acted upon immediately.
2] Dispense with any hearing and simply process the accusation, expel/fire the accused.
3] This process should apply to all students, guests, faculty, associates, contractors, and all employees of the institution.
4] This legislation should apply to the members of the legislative body enacting it.

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Emelio Lizardo on June 17, 2015 at 7:19 PM

And the accusations made by men will be ignored. Therefore such a bill needs language giving the accusations of both sexes equal weight. And records kept.

Further, if accusers identities are held in confidence, so must the identity of the accused be protected.

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AJ on June 14, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Requires legal action at the US constitutional level. It circumvents due process of law and the presumption of innocence. This is anti American, anti civil rights. More like Nazism, but actually malignant sexism.

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jdcinsf on June 14, 2015 at 11:48 AM

How many email messages will it take for a senator to reconsider changing the law?

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One Response to NCFM sends opposition letter to U.S. Senators concerning the “Campus Accountability and Safety Act”

  1. Concerned Citizen on November 9, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Contacted both for my area.

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