Is Congress waging a war on college men? It’s starting to look like it.
Last week, Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, suggested that even innocent students should be booted from campus if they were accused of sexual assault. According to Polis: “If there are 10 peoplewho have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people.”
So one of the longstanding traditions of American law — that it is better to let 10 guilty men go free than to imprison one innocent — has now been turned on its head. Under the Polis standard, it’s basically the other way around.
According to Polis, it’s not such a big deal: