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Re: “A Duke senior sues the university after being expelled over allegations of sexual misconduct

Catherine: The evidence that was excluded was obviously relevant. It doesn't have to be decisive. If she was stone cold sober an hour before she left the bar it's likely (and this might depend on evidence we don't know about intervening conduct) that she was at the frat house, as well. And someone looking out the window at a person getting out of a cab may well have a reasonable basis for saying she appeared sober: walking without aid, walking smoothly, not stumbling, etc.; again, not decisive, but relevant. As for a 'sober laugh,' well, go ahead and cross-examine him on what that means, but let the evidence be heard. Where do we read that she was "afraid" to return for her wallet? Maybe she was embarrassed, maybe it was more convenient to have another friend from the frat bring it. It doesn't "speak volumes" at all. You seem ok with the possibility that this MIGHT have been a kangaroo court. Interesting. And if he wanted to "protest" he could "get up and leave?" Really? What are you, 10 years old? You think that wouldn't guarantee a finding against him? And I love that you compare his situation at that time to "his victim" (I guess we know what you've decided) who even you can only bear to say was "intoxicated to some degree." News flash: it's not rape to have sex with someone "intoxicated to some degree." This guy got no due process and will likely win his case, as he should.

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Posted by Tom Quinn on 05/28/2014 at 5:06 PM

Re: “A Duke senior sues the university after being expelled over allegations of sexual misconduct

"Assuming it is a male and female, it is the responsibility in the case of the male to gain consent before proceeding with sex," said Wasiolek.

So much for "the patriarchy." Apparently gender equality ends just outside the bedroom door, and when two equally inebriated young people decide that their raging hormones are calling them to have sex, only one might be sent to jail for life for it, should the lady regret her choice in the morning.

And then, of course, there's the issue of two same-sex participants. I guess there can be no nonconsensual (or, I don't no, consensual?) sex in those circumstances.

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Posted by Tom Quinn on 05/28/2014 at 3:48 PM

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