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Campus Rule Changes Erode Victim Rights, State Suit Alleges (3)

June 5, 2020, 5:03 PM

Nineteen states sued to block Trump administration changes to rules against sexual harassment on school and college campuses, saying they will make it harder for victims to hold attackers accountable.

California, New York, Pennsylvania and other states in two lawsuits filed Thursday said the Education Department rule changes undermine the landmark Title IX law that required schools and universities to be free of discrimination based on sex, including sexual assault and harassment.

The new rules introduced by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos May 6, and set to take effect in August, provide additional protections to those accused of sexual misconduct, including ...