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ACLU Suing Betsy DeVos Over Changes to Title IX Policies on Campus

ACLU Suing Betsy DeVos Over Changes to Title IX Policies on Campus

“seeks to block the Education Department’s new provisions before they go into effect on Aug. 14”

Funny, you don’t hear much about the ACLU speaking out about the trampling of people’s civil liberties due to the shutdowns.

NBC News reports:

ACLU sues Betsy DeVos over new campus sexual assault rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ revised federal guidelines on how sexual assault allegations should be handled on college and K-12 campuses are the target of a federal lawsuit filed Thursday claiming that the changes would “inflict significant harm” on victims and “dramatically undermine” their civil rights.

The suit, filed on behalf of four advocacy groups for people who have been sexually assaulted, including Know Your IX and Girls for Gender Equity, is the first that seeks to block the Education Department’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 during the Obama administration to protect all students under Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits gender discrimination, including sexual assault, at schools.

“This new federal effort to weaken Title IX makes it more difficult for victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault to continue their educations and needlessly comes amid a global pandemic,” according to the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York-based law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

The suit names DeVos, the Education Department and Kenneth Marcus, the agency’s assistant secretary for civil rights.

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The American Lefty Commie Union has been SJW converged and has given up any pretence of protecting constitutional rights.

Albigensian | May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm

The ACLU: now in the forefront of attempts to deny civil liberties to disfavored groups.

Even most leftist judges will have trouble swallowing the line that due process undermines rights.

That doesn’t mean they won’t, just that it’s a hard sell.

Morning Sunshine | May 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm

How about this. If you are raped, go to the Police. Let them take care of it. AFTER the legal courts decide the matter, the schools can get involved and either expel the perpetrator for federal crimes OR expel the “victim” for making a false accusation.

The ACLU isnowaday a fully-owned subsidiary of the George Soros hate-America movement.
What has been long needed is a full scale investigation of whether Soros fraudulently acquired United States citizen by lying about his past in Hungary. The current Hungarian government
would happily cooperate.–

    Milhouse in reply to JAB. | May 18, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    What has been long needed is a full scale investigation of whether Soros fraudulently acquired United States citizen by lying about his past in Hungary.

    No, that is ridiculous. What material lie could he possibly have told, and what is your predicate for suspecting such a thing? He had nothing to hide.

Barry Soetoro | May 19, 2020 at 12:28 am

The ACLU has never been about the preservation of civil rights; rather, it abuses so-called civil rights to degrade our founding demographic in service to globalistic authoritarianism.

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