University: HS grooming rules are arbitrary, so we can presume accused students are guilty

University: HS grooming rules are arbitrary, so we can presume accused students are guilty

[Ed. – It’s worse than we thought: these university administrators have never even passed a Logic 101 course.]

The University of Cincinnati can discriminate against students accused of sexual assault because high schools can punish young men for growing long hair.

That’s one of the claims the public university is making to dismiss an Oct. 19 lawsuit brought by two former students who say they were prejudged in separate proceedings that didn’t follow UC’s own policies.

The lawsuit by the anonymous students – one an undergraduate who has since transferred and the other a recently graduated law student – claims they suffered “sanctions” by the university before investigations even took place, under accuser-friendly “interim measures.” …

In defense of its theory of due-process obligations, the university cited a 1970 appeals-court ruling, Jackson v. Dorrier, which begins with the statement: “This case involves the timely subject of longhair [sic] worn by teenage male high school students.”

The case concerned two students who grew their hair long to create a certain look for their band, which the school said violated a policy on “neatness … in personal appearance” and created “a disturbing influence” at the school.

Their 14th Amendment right to due process was not violated, said the unsigned opinion from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel…

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