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Civil Rights Groups Sue Ed. Department Over Rules on Sexual Assault Probes
Several civil rights organizations are suing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her agency over its policy on investigating sexual assault on college campuses.
DeVos scrapped Obama-era guidance and replaced it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. DeVos said Obama-era directives had "weaponized" the Education Department and were unfairly skewed against those accused of assault.
A suit filed late last month in federal court in California asks to declare that decision illegal.
Vol. 37, Issue 19, Page 5Published in Print: February 7, 2018, as Civil Rights Groups Sue Ed. Department Over Rules on Sexual Assault Probes