CoA Institute Supports Strong Due Process on College Campuses

In a letter today to Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) expressed its support for the mission of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (“FIRE”) to “defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities.”

FIRE’s wide-ranging mission seeks to preserve the individual liberties vital to a just and free society, specifically by protecting freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty and sanctity of conscience on America’s college campuses.

The letter states:

“Critics of FIRE’s advocacy for sufficient due process protections for all students—both accusers and accused—fail to acknowledge traditional notions of justice. Justice is not served if adjudications are overwhelmingly stacked against the accused due to their inability to defend themselves from false accusations.  FIRE merely fights for the adoption of due process protections Americans often take for granted in other proceedings: “the right to the active participation of counsel; the right to see the evidence in one’s case and to meaningfully question witnesses; and the right to an impartial tribunal, among others.”

Read the full letter HERE.