We already knew it was a kangaroo court, but the student conduct process at Berkeley is getting out of control. The second hearing thatwe advertised last week lasted roughly 12 hours and the continuation date has yet to be determined. Meanwhile the first hearing (concerning an allegedoccupant of A&E), which concluded in a sentence of a warning and re-education essay, had its verdict disregarded altogether by the administration. The guilty party had his sentence arbitrary elevated to “disciplinary probation” through the spring semester despite the hearing panel’s recommendation. All it took to change the verdict was the signature of a mid-level bureaucrat.