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Joe Cohn Writes for ‘The Hill’ on Campus Sexual Assault Legislation - FIRE
Torch readers may already be familiar with the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), proposed federal legislation that aims to improve colleges’ and universities’ responses to allegations of sexual assault. As FIRE wrote when the bill was introduced in July, CASA takes some important steps in taking cases away from the jurisdiction of university athletic departments and facilitating the involvement of law enforcement agencies. But the bill also includes provisions that may exacerbate the already significant problem of accused students being denied a fair hearing. In an op-ed for The Hill published today, FIRE Legislative and Policy Director Joe Cohn …