Last week, President Joe Biden nominated Catherine Lhamon to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights within the Department of Education. Lhamon held the same position under the Obama Administration during which she launched…
Topic: due process
Universities in Denial of Due Process
The good news is that students are not quite as ignorant of their constitutional rights as we’ve thought. The bad news is that most universities don’t want them to have any.
Joe Biden Compared Due Process Advocates to Neo-Nazis
Joe Biden compared due process advocates to neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville because of the Trump administration’s recent challenges to Obama administration policies.
Betsy DeVos: We’ll Return to Defending Rights of Accused in Sexual Assault Cases
Due process for the accused is making a comeback under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Title IX Administrators Think Obama is Still President
Apparently, college administrators who handle Title IX cases still think that Obama is the president and seek to defend Obama’s Title IX policies under President Trump.
Rick Perry, Energy Secretary, Blasted Alma Mater’s Student Government Election Result
Rick Perry, who served as the Governor of Texas and is now the Department of Energy cabinet secretary under President Donald Trump, criticized his alma mater’s student government election results.
Due Process Rights in College Rape Investigations a Part of a New Bill in Georgia
From Reason: Georgia House Bill 51 aims to stop universities from conducting their own investigations into felonies, including sexual assault, instead requiring them to have law enforcement take charge. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the bill,…
Democrats Unhappy with Trump’s Education Pick on Views on Due Process
From The College Fix: President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, is being declared unfit to serve not for her best-known cause – K-12 reform and school choice – but because the…
US Department of Education Sides with Accused Students and Against Delaware College on Sexual Misconduct Charges
This from the College Fix: In a news release today, the department said it reached an agreement with Delaware’s Wesley College intended to “equitably address” sexual misconduct for both accusers and accused. OCR chief Catherine Lhamon said…
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Challenged Department of Education’s Low Evidence Threshold Policy
This from the College Fix: The evangelical university joined an existing lawsuit coordinated by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) on behalf of a University of Virginia law student, who was banned for life from…