It has come to the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California that the University of California, Berkeley ("University") has imposed extremely restrictive suspensions on students without meeting the requirements of constitutional due process and in violation of constitutional guarantees of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of association. The University of California has a historic reputation as a seat for dynamic student protest which inspires social change; it is therefore likely that more students will face disciplinary hearings in the future. We write to detail the ways in which the University's disciplinary process has gone wrong, to set forth the ACLU's recommendations for improvement, and to urge the University to take steps to ensure that due process and fair treatment are honored in future disciplinary actions.[Update]: The original link is broken. Here's a new one.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
ACLU Slams UC Berkeley Student Conduct Process [Updated]
Read the whole report here. Here's the introduction: