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What Does Due Process Mean in the #MeToo Era?
Feb 11, 2018 at 10:09 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Saturday, President Trump caused a stir when he tweeted, "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?"
  • This tweet represents one of the President's most direct remarks on the U.S.' national reckoning with sexual harassment and abuse.
  • Although this tweet did not specific names, it was published a few days after two former White House staffers, David Sorensen and Rob Porter, resigned due to accusations of domestic violence.

Food For Thought

What does due process mean in the #MeToo era? How should Americans react to the President's recent tweet on the subject?

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