Lawsuit Against DeVos, Title IX Rules Is Dismissed

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'A judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed a lawsuit on Tuesday that was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of organizations that advocate for survivors of sexual assault and challenged the new federal rules for how colleges handle sexual misconduct allegations. The organizations do not have standing under the U.S. Constitution to sue, the court concluded.

The lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos claimed that the Department of Education’s regulations implemented in August under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law prohibiting sex discrimination at federally funded institutions, were themselves discriminatory against students who report sexual assault or harassment. It also claimed the department overstepped its authority in developing the regulations, which ultimately would harm the organizations that defend the rights of survivors, such as Know Your IX and Stop Sexual Assault in Schools.'

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