Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Justice on the Hudson


For John, BLUFThe Germans critique American justice and treatment of foreigners.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Here is the view from Berlin, written by Mr von Rudi Novotny, in DIE ZEIT, on the lawsuit, "Paul Nungeßer versus Columbia University".  The six part article is "What Happened on the Mattress?".  Here is the subhead:
When U.S. universities take action against sexual assault, the accused have neither a legal defender nor the presumption of their innocence.  A visit in New York with Paul Nungeßer, who was judged despite being cleared of any guilt.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

3 comments:

lance said...

Still don't understand. He was not judged guilty, he graduated, he goes about his life. She on the other hand was victimized by the process and now looks like she lied since he was not found guilty. She is just exercising her rights of free speech and trying to work through this ordeal. Mit is not clear that police involvement would have changed a thing. Vigilant action is a mob hanging a horse thief not expressing your disappointment with a university hearing process.

C R Krieger said...

I don't think I understand.   He lost his school job.  He became a pariah.  He faced accusations, but not his accuser, without counsel.  He is stressed out.  The key will be if he gets a job.

Regards  —  Cliff

lance said...

Does the school procedure call for him to face his accuser (further traumatizing her) and have counsel? He made his bed not let him sleep in it. I think your problem is with the process and things should be corrected. If you were the head of recruiting for a small technology company would you be out hiring him (if he had the right skills and experience)?