After #MeToo, we can't ditch due process | Shira Scheindlin and Joel Cohen

There has recently been a groundswell of high profile ‘televictions’ of men accused of workplace harassment. We must find a better way to deliver justice

Rushing to judgment without due process defies core values that Americans hold dear. Everybody should have the opportunity to state their case, whether a victim or an alleged perpetrator. The flip side – quietly sweeping a scandal under the rug – is equally offensive.

At a time when improper interactions between men and women, particularly in the workplace, are part of a raucous national conversation, we must find a way to ensure that everyone – the public, private and public institutions, victims and alleged perpetrators – is given a fair shake through a swift and fair process.

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