Will Latest Court Ruling Finally Force the Truth-telling That Baylor Has Shunned for So Long?

A federal judge in Waco has gashed the "duck and cover" strategy of Baylor University regents hell-bent on keeping secret the school's handling of sexual assault reports.On Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman ordered the school to produce interview recordings, notes, summaries and other evidence from the hush-hush Pepper Hamilton investigation. The ruling came in a Title IX lawsuit brought by 10 former students who say Baylor mishandled their reports of sexual assault between 2004 and 2016.Pitman's decision comes just two weeks after another substantial ruling in which he ordered the school to produce original documents, not summaries, of sexual violence and harassment reports from all Baylor students since 2003.The two rulings could lead to the transparency that students, faculty, alumni, donors and news organizations - including this one - have sought since the Pepper Hamilton investigation wrapped up in May 2016.  Continue reading...

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