AMANDA HARTLEY v. AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE INC et al CASE No. A12A1989
A former University of Tennessee graduate student received the go-ahead from the Georgia Supreme Court to sue Agnes Scott College campus officers who had her arrested on false sexual assault charges.
In 2009, Amanda Hartley was accused of a brutal sexual assault by an Agnes Scott College female student. Hartley was not even at Agnes Scott at the time of the alleged assault and she claims in her lawsuit against the college and its campus officers failed to conduct an investigation into the alleged rape. She was incarcerated for three weeks, kept in isolation, beaten by other inmates and endured body cavity searchers by guards while in jail.
John Doe v. Georgia Institute of Technology Case No. 1:15-cv-04354-RWS
Just days after a judge denied a Georgia Institute of Technology student's request for a preliminary injunction to halt an expulsion, another student has filed a gender discrimination claim against the school.
The twist in this case is that Doe is also bisexual, and is alleging that Georgia Tech has not only a bias against male accused students, but an exceptional bias against non-straight male accused students.
Doe v. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia et al Case No. 1:15-cv-04079-SCJ
Another male student's request for a preliminary injunction alleging gender-discrimination in the school's sexual assault investigation was dismissed in federal court, illustrating once again the difficulty students are having in the federal system.
Despite this, Judge Steve Jones wrote that Georgia Institute of Technology's adjudication process was "very far from an ideal representation of due process."
The student, identified only as John Doe in the lawsuit, alleged that his due process rights were violated and that he was discriminated against because of his male gender in order for Georgia Tech to appear tough on campus sexual assault. On both counts the judge ruled against the student, meaning the student's current expulsion will stand.