For John, BLUF: I am hoping this is just a rear guard action by those who favor a nanny state that prioritizes the rights of some over the rights of others. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Yahoo News, by Reporter Erik Ortiz, of NBC News, 14 May 2020.
Here is the lede plus two:
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' revised federal guidelines on how sexual assault allegations should be handled on college and K-12 campuses is the target of a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, claiming the changes would "inflict significant harm" on victims and "dramatically undermine" their civil rights.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
The suit, filed on behalf of four advocacy groups for sexual assault survivors, including Know Your IX and Girls for Gender Equity, is the first that attempts to block the Department of Education's new provisions before they go into effect on Aug. 14.
The rules championed by DeVos effectively bolster the rights of due process for those accused of sexual assault and harassment, allowing for live hearings and cross examinations. It's what agency officials say was lacking under the Obama administration to protect all students under Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits gender discrimination, including sexual assault, at schools.
Regards — Cliff