ERIC Number: ED043291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Report of the American Bar Association Commission on Campus Government and Student Dissent.
American Bar Association, Washington, DC.
Universities have responded to disruptive disturbances and to the underlying student unrest in various ways. Internal disciplinary actions, the use of police or national guard, the use of court injunctions and criminal prosecutions have been used by various institutions at different times. The purpose of this report is to develop principles and procedures that will ensure freedom for dissent, while preserving order. The report deals first with the protection of freedom of expression and political activity in public colleges and universities, including the freedom of association, of speech and assembly, of the press, and within the classroom. The protection of these freedoms in private institutions is also discussed. The next section deals with the maintenance of order with justice and presents university disciplinary procedures and the principles for achieving reliability and fundamental fairness. These include: the need for rules, equality of enforcement, "impartiality of the trier of fact," notice of the charge, information concerning the nature of the evidence, opportunity to be heard, basis of the decision, and representation of the accused. The relationship between campus and civil authority isdiscussed, including such issues as injunctions, criminal sanctions, civil actions for damages, the need for planning, double jeopardy, and revocation of financial assistance. (AF)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC.