Slate’s Political Gabfest bonus segment: Stanford sexual assault case.

Do We Need to Verify Sexual Assault Cases? The Political Gabfest Crew Weighs In. 

Do We Need to Verify Sexual Assault Cases? The Political Gabfest Crew Weighs In. 

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Nov. 9 2015 5:30 PM
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The “Things That Aren’t True” Bonus Segment

The Political Gabfest crew applauds Emily Bazelon for her coverage of a recent Stanford sexual assault case. 

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz.

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On this week’s Slate Plus Political Gabfest bonus segment, hosts John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon discuss the recent reversal of a high-profile Stanford sexual assault case. Emily Bazelon, who covered the initial ruling for the New York Times Magazine, was credited for contributing “new evidence” to otherwise anecdotal testimonies.

Was the ruling reversed in this mentor-student relationship? Did the university enforce its policy for consensual relationships between teachers and students? Should we be more sensitive in sexual assault cases, or should we reserve judgment until more evidence arrives?