Due process does not guarantee justice, but without it injustice is nearly certain.Which I find a little strange, given that we are not talking about criminal trials, but school disciplinary proceedings. The absolute worst thing that can happen to someone who comes before one is to be expelled from school. I wonder if some of the conservatives up in arms because college students brought before these tribunals can't have a lawyer think high school school kids suspended for fighting in the halls should have lawyers, too.
On too many campuses, a new attitude about due process — and the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty — has taken hold.
Defendants’ don’t get lawyers. Due process, of the sort we’re used to in real courts, is tossed by the wayside.
Our campuses are not exempt from the Constitution. There is no excuse for government-mandated kangaroo courts in any part of American life, especially in America’s institutions of higher learning.
I rather doubt it. In fact I bet some of them would rail against such gross government interference in school discipline. Which gets me back to my fear that nobody really cares what's going on here, they just want to be angry with somebody in the other party.