TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 7, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today changes to an Obama administration guidance on campus sexual assault, the ABA Journal reports. The announcement rolls back 2011 guidelines that added sexual violence to the offenses banned by Title IX, and instructed school officials to use a preponderance of the evidence standard when making determinations about sexual harassment. The system has “failed too many students,” DeVos said. “Washington has burdened schools with increasingly elaborate and confusing guidelines that even lawyers find difficult to understand and navigate.”