18 attorneys general urge Ed Dept to hold off on new Title IX rules amid coronavirus crisis

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'Eighteen Democratic attorneys general are urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other federal officials to pause the release of federal regulations that would govern how colleges handle sexual violence cases.
DeVos published her draft rules in 2018 after walking back Title IX guidance from the Obama administration the previous year. The Obama-era policies were largely credited with giving sexual assault survivors new protections, but they were derided in some circles for being unfairly slanted against accused students.

Her proposal proved unpopular among advocates of sexual assault survivors. They took particular issue with requirements that college officials hold a live hearing to make a decision in a case and that parties or their representatives be allowed to cross-examine each other.

The letter, signed by the top lawyers from 17 states and Washington, D.C., references the former provision. They wrote that certain legal obligations, including having a live hearing, would be "impossible and unsafe" during the current health crisis.'

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