DeVos Title IX Lawsuit Tossed

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'Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ revisions to Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault will likely stand now that a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging them.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley said plaintiffs SurvJustice and two other victims’ rights groups did not do enough to demonstrate that those directly affected by the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017 policy revision couldn’t have filed lawsuits on their own behalf.

“Defendants argue that plaintiffs’ asserted hindrances are insufficient to invoke third-party standing because it is possible for the third party to raise the equal protection claim themselves, and there is evidence that third parties in fact have raised such claims,” Corley wrote in a 17-page decision. “The court agrees.”

SurvJustice sued on behalf of sexual assault victims to protect them from retaliation, the potential loss of privacy and safety, and the possibility that they would be traumatized again.'

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