A Battle of Wills, Rights, and P.R. at Columbia

University rethinks judicial code after civil-liberties group uses 'guerrilla warfare' to attack it

Red electrical tape still hangs from the backpacks of many students at Columbia University, worn symbols of a battle they were supposed to have won long ago.

In 1999, when Morningside Heights was the scene of a fierce debate over Columbia's sexual-misconduct policy, red tape was the emblem of students who found campus courts too cold and bureaucratic to handle issues like date