Is there some sanity in California? Governor Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that would’ve created mandatory minimum punishments for campus sexual assault cases.

From the Huffington Post:

California Governor Vetoes Bill Calling For Minimum Punishments In College Sexual Assault Cases

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed legislation Sunday that would have made California the first state in the U.S. to have a mandatory minimum punishment in college sexual assault cases.

The bill, AB 967, would have required colleges in the state to give at least a two-year suspension to any student found responsible of a sexual assault violation in a campus judiciary process. The bill would have also required schools to disclose how sexual assaults are punished on campus, and would have required colleges and universities to “adopt and carry out a uniform process” for handling such cases.

Brown said it shouldn’t be up to states to decide what kind of punishments college administrators dole out.

“College campuses must deal with sexual assault fairly and with clear standards of process,” he wrote in a statement to the legislature. “It is eminently reasonable to expect that discipline shall not vary based on a student’s status as an athlete or declared area of study. This bill, however, could deprive professionals from using their judgment to discipline according to relevant circumstances.”