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Fourth Circuit Recognizes Limited Federal Common-Law Due Process Review of Accreditation Decisions

The Fourth Circuit recently recognized that higher-education accreditation agencies have a federal common-law duty to employ fair procedures when making accreditation decisions.  In reversing the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for its failure to show appropriate judicial deference to the accrediting agency’s denial of re-accreditation, the

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