Judge Throws Out UC San Diego Misconduct Findings

July 14, 2015

A state judge has ordered the University of California at San Diego to drop all findings of guilt (and an associated suspension) against a male student found guilty by the institution of sexual misconduct, The Los Angeles Times reported. The judge agreed with the male student that he had not been given appropriate due process in a hearing on charges brought by a female student. The judge agreed that the university erred in its hearing on the case, asking the female student only nine of the 32 questions submitted by the male student, and denying the male student access to any statements by 14 witnesses and the accuser. The judge also faulted the university for adding to the punishment of the male student, without explanation, after he appealed. The university is reviewing the ruling.

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