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Can a Debate About Who Should Decide Campus-Rape Cases Change Minds?

Samuel Lahoz

Four professors debate whether campus sexual-assault cases are best adjudicated by courts or colleges. While the either/or phrasing of the question doesn’t reflect reality, the debate is enlightening because it shows how information can move the needle on public opinion.
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Just before four law professors take the stage here to debate whether courts or colleges should decide sexual-assault cases, the ABC News correspondent John Donvan polls the audience of about 250 people.

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