Campus Rape Fallout

A key House Republican is promising hearings on how college campuses in Georgia handle some campus rape cases.

State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, chairman of the subcommittee that oversees funding for Georgia’s public universities said he was disturbed by the findings in an April 18 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article which detailed how colleges use secretive judicial proceedings to expel and suspend some students accused of sexual assault.

“If it is a crime it needs to be deal with in the legal system,” the Republican from Powder Springs said. “We shouldn’t be using have an extrajudicial star chamber.”

090311 Atlanta:  Rules Committee Chairperson Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, oversees the proceedings as the House Rules Committee meets  at the Capitol Wed. March 11,2009  to  decide which bills survive and will get to the floor of the House chamber tomorrow (Thursday March 12, 2009) for Crossover Day. Photo by  Kimberly Smith  /   ksmith@ajc.com

090311 Atlanta: Rules Committee Chairperson Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, oversees the proceedings as the House Rules Committee meets at the Capitol Wed. March 11,2009 (Thursday March 12, 2009) Photo by Kimberly Smith / ksmith@ajc.com


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