Victim advocacy groups, Democratic lawmakers slam new campus sexual

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: May 06, 2020
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96% "The rule finalized today also requires schools to address only the most severe and pervasive forms of sexual misconduct, and only if that misconduct ..."
90% ", ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, tweeted Wednesday, said the new rules are about silencing survivors.""
89% "Lamar AlexanderMcConnell pressed to expand coronavirus testing in Senate Overnight health care: White House plans to scale back coronavirus task force 13 things to ..."
85% " Know Your IX tweeted, saying the rules are rolling back the rights of student survivors.""
83% "The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonpartisan civil liberties group that had criticized the guidance under the Obama administration and applauded ..."
82% "Today, we won an important victory.""
76% "I ask this Administration - where is the humanity in subjecting a survivor to live hearings and cross examinations, or in making it easier ..."
74% "SAFER, an organization that focuses on preventing sexual assault in school, said the new rules undo the progress achieved during the Obama administration and ..."
69% "I ask Betsy DeVos to look a survivor in the eyes and explain how these changes will keep her safe or ensure that she ..."

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96% : "The rule finalized today also requires schools to address only the most severe and pervasive forms of sexual misconduct, and only if that misconduct is reported to a designated Title IX officer in postsecondary cases.
90% : , ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, tweeted Wednesday, said the new rules are "about silencing survivors.
89% : Lamar AlexanderMcConnell pressed to expand coronavirus testing in Senate Overnight health care: White House plans to scale back coronavirus task force 13 things to know for today about coronavirus MORE (Tenn.), said in a statement the new rule "respects and supports victims and preserves due process rights for both the victim and the accused.
85% : " Know Your IX tweeted, saying the rules are "rolling back the rights of student survivors.
83% : The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonpartisan civil liberties group that had criticized the guidance under the Obama administration and applauded the new regulations.
82% : The 2,000-page rule released Wednesday narrows the definition of sexual harassment and requires schools to hold hearings during which both the accusers and accused can be cross-examined
82% : "Today, we won an important victory.
76% : "I ask this Administration - where is the humanity in subjecting a survivor to live hearings and cross examinations, or in making it easier for a perpetrator to get away with gross misconduct knowing they can go on to violate again?"
74% : SAFER, an organization that focuses on preventing sexual assault in school, said the new rules "undo the progress achieved during the Obama administration and will literally protect abusers.
69% : "I ask Betsy DeVos to look a survivor in the eyes and explain how these changes will keep her safe or ensure that she achieves justice," Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie)
62% : "If this rule goes into effect, it will make schools more dangerous and could push survivors out of school entirely,
60% : House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerYang sues over New York canceling Democratic presidential primary Nadler presses Barr over Trump using emergency powers during pandemic Amazon used data from its sellers to create competing products: report MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottAbortion battle threatens to upend health insurance push Federal employees push for COVID-19 protections in 'dangerous' workplaces Democrats offer bill to help unemployed stay on employer-based insurance MORE (D-Va.) issued a joint statement Wednesday afternoon saying the results of the new rules "will be to erode protections for students, weaken accountability for schools, and make it more difficult for survivors seeking redress.
54% : Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayPaid sick days and paid leave are health and economic recovery requirements Overnight Defense: USS Kidd coronavirus outbreak jumps to 47 sailors | Senate Dems pan Esper's coronavirus response |
54% : Murray's Republican counterpart, chairman Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew
54% : And if this rule goes into effect, survivors will be denied their civil rights and will get the message loud and clear that there is no point in reporting assault."
51% : Conservatives applauded the move, echoing DeVos's statement that it restores due process.
50% : (Lamar)
45% : . In 2011, the Obama administration issued a "Dear Colleague" letter and in 2014 sent a supplementary document that defined sexual harassment broadly and held schools liable for incidents they knew about or "reasonably should" have been aware of.
45% : Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierParties divided over health risks to reopening Capitol House Democrat calls for halt to lawmakers sleeping in their offices Lobbying world MORE (D-Calif.) wrote in a statement.
45% : Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women's Law Center, told The New York Times the organization plans to contest the new rules in court.
43% : The new rules, which take effect in August, say schools are only obligated to investigate complaints filed through a formal process or brought to the correct authorities and give universities the freedom to choose which standard of proof to use.
42% : (Betsy) Dee DeVosRepublicans seek information on Chinese ties to US universities On The Money: Easing lockdowns seen unlikely to stop economy bleeding | GOP divided over state aid | House panel calls on Bezos to testify DeVos sued for seizing student borrowers' paychecks MORE and conservative lawmakers have touted the new rules as a way to strengthen due process.
42% : DeVos's office had been working on the new rules as early as January and the finalized rules go into effect on Aug. 14.
42% : We will continue to fight to ensure that students are afforded the rights now guaranteed to them when they return to campus this fall.
39% : But our work is not over.
39% : "Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are dead set on making schools more dangerous for everyone -- even during a global pandemic," Goss Graves told the Times. "
32% : Victim advocacy groups have said that the new rule shields schools from liability for sexual misconduct that takes place on their grounds.
31% : "For nearly a decade, FIRE led the charge to introduce fairness to campus proceedings, first nearly alone, then with a growing number of allies," FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley said in a statement.
30% : Accordingly, institutions may now be permitted to overlook many instances of harassment that they were previously obligated to address," the lawmakers added.
29% : Conservative lawmakers on Wednesday said the Education Department's new rules on how schools must address allegations of sexual misconduct protect due process while Democrats and victim advocacy groups slammed the changes as weakening accountability for schools and protections for survivors.
27% : "While I'm deeply disappointed, I'm not surprised @BetsyDeVosED ignored these voices & moved forward with a rule that strips away protections for survivors," she added.
25% : US military acknowledges civilian casualties in Somalia airstrike Senate Democrats pan Esper for 'failed' coronavirus response MORE (D-Wash.)
22% : Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth
19% : The move resulted in more Title IX lawsuits than before, which some have argued put an unnecessary strain on schools and those accused.
16% : Critics claim that the new rules make it easier for schools to get away with mishandling sexual assault allegations against students and faculty and make it more burdensome for victims to come forward.

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