Miltenberg: “A tangled quest for fairness as students accused of campus sex assault push back,” Tampa Bay Times


“They’re branded a rapist or sexual predator,” said New York attorney Andrew Miltenberg, a heavyweight in due process cases. He said some of his clients have tried to kill themselves. “I can’t tell you one young man who’s doing okay, not even one.” … Miltenberg, the New York lawyer, said common threads emerge in due process suits. They decry vague and inconsistent policies. They say accused students are left in the dark. They say investigators are subjective, hearings are biased and sanctions make no sense — let alone the appeals process. And they say the burden of proof is inappropriately low. “The starting point in these cases is, ‘You’re responsible, and you have to prove otherwise,'” Miltenberg said.

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