Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The new constitutionalists

With leftists suddenly declaring themselves hawkish on the First Amendment in light of President Trump's criticism of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, they may wanna use that same vigilance on other aspects of the Constitution. Namely towards   a sitting U.S. Senator within the Democrat party.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., attacked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday for new guidelines released by the Department of Education intended to create a “fair and impartial” process for addressing sexual assault claims on college campuses.

DeVos announced Friday that two Obama-era guidance letters on the subject were being withdrawn. The letters had created a system denounced by many as giving those accused of sexual assault insufficient ability to defend themselves.

DeVos had said earlier this month that changes were coming.

Sen. Feinstein's reaction?

Quick, leftists! Without using Google, tell me how these statements from a member of the U.S. Senate are inconsistent with what's laid out in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution (Hint: something to do with that Due Process thingy). I'll wait.



Bike Bubba said...

The left would defend themselves by noting it's not a criminal conviction, but rather an expulsion, but ignore the fact that an expulsion for sexual misconduct is, in the eyes of colleges to which the young person might apply, just as good as a rape conviction. For that matter, it's not going to go well when HR asks "why did you quit at Podunk U?", either.

It's technically not a criminal conviction, but I dare suggest that it's pretty much a life sentence to mediocre, if any, jobs. Someone as smart as Feinstein ought to know, and apply, this.

Brad Carlson said...

The left would defend themselves by noting it's not a criminal conviction, but rather an expulsion

Right. And DeVos's decision eliminates "campus tribunals," which should never usurp the criminal justice system.