Lawyers who read the "case" of Anna in The New York Times might blow off any emotional engagement with the supposed plight of a college freshman who was allegedly raped. Here is that NYT coverage, which has already received almost 300 comments.
The facts have become commonplace. A young woman, in a environment of lots of young men, chooses to drink enough alcohol to impair her ability to protect herself. And, protect herself she sure needs to do in any public setting, never mind one with youthful males preoccupied with sexual prey. She perceives herself as raped, is treated by medical personnel and has what could constitute evidence in a court of law. Instead she seeks "justice" from Hobart and William Smith College. She also perceives that she does not get it.
That crime has become common on campuses. Academic institutions seem to be unequipped to process "justice." The alleged victim could have chosen to go directly to the official justice system and have her day in court. That path is usually not taken to protect one's identity. That option is not taken. So there should be no surprise when what one expects of "due process" doesn't happen.
There will be plenty more Annas before this preventable kind of assault is eliminated on America's college campuses.