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DeVos draws praise, outrage for rescinding Obama-era campus sexual-assault policy
The Washington Times ^ | Sept 23, 2017 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 09/23/2017 1:13:17 PM PDT by jazusamo

College hearings into alleged misconduct ‘must be fair and impartial,’ education secretary says

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday rescinded the Obama administration’s Title IX letter on campus sexual assault, sparking outrage from her foes but relief from those who have lambasted the policy for eroding due process by favoring the accuser over the accused.

Ms. DeVos also issued an interim guidance for schools on “how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law” while the department proceeds with its rulemaking to replace the 2011 policy.

“This interim guidance will help schools as they work to combat sexual misconduct and will treat all students fairly,” said Ms. DeVos in a statement. “Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on. There will be no more sweeping them under the rug. But the process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.”

She announced earlier this month that the rulemaking process had begun to replace the policy, saying that the “era of rule by letter is over.”

Her decision drew strong support from civil-liberties organizations that had fought the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter from the department’s Office for Civil Rights, which put pressure on universities to crack down on sexual assault by, for example, using a lower standard of proof for findings of guilt.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: betsydevos; college; commoncore; devos; dueprocess; education; secretarydevos; sexualassault; title9
More winning.

Another 0bama rule shot down.

1 posted on 09/23/2017 1:13:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The school shouldn’t even be involved, it’s a law enforcement issue.


2 posted on 09/23/2017 1:15:57 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Agreed.


3 posted on 09/23/2017 1:17:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Why is Fed.gov even involved in this?

The Dept. of Education should be shut down. It has nothing to do with education, but everything about progressive political control. It has also produced a huge debt-bubble which is enslaving a generation of young americans.


4 posted on 09/23/2017 1:21:19 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: jazusamo

Let his name be stricken from every column, from every book, and from every mouth...

Send him off to herd sheep in Kenya.

My take is that God won’t send this one back. Someone else will certainly try.


5 posted on 09/23/2017 1:23:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national puch-bowl.)
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To: jazusamo

Because matriculating-while-male should not involve the surrender of one’s right to due process.


6 posted on 09/23/2017 1:28:20 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: Husker24
Agree.

The same thing with the victims of the priests. Instead, they were given hush money.

7 posted on 09/23/2017 1:28:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DoughtyOne

Amen!


8 posted on 09/23/2017 1:28:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

The college administrators should not be involved. Let the cops deal with crime. If a perp is charged, expell them, no charges or indictment, then no prosecutable crime has been committed. That is our system.


9 posted on 09/23/2017 1:32:39 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: jazusamo

“:^)


10 posted on 09/23/2017 1:35:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national puch-bowl.)
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To: King Moonracer

“If a perp is charged, expell them, no charges or indictment, then no prosecutable crime has been committed.”

Maybe suspend until found guilty, then expel?


11 posted on 09/23/2017 1:41:43 PM PDT by BobL (In Honor of the NeverTrumpers, I declare myself as FR's first 'Imitation NeverTrumper')
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To: jazusamo

All Ms. DeVos wants to do is give the accused due process - a very uniquely American thing to do.

It’s like Ben Carson (I think) once said: “When you’ve been given preferential treatment all along, being treated equally seems like discrimination”.

I say kudos to Betsy DeVos. Now let’s move on to Common Core.


12 posted on 09/23/2017 2:00:02 PM PDT by Paulie (America without Christ is like a Chemistry book without the periodic table.)
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To: Paulie

Well said.


13 posted on 09/23/2017 2:12:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

I happened upon some TV show once with some young women that decided, many months later, that they had been sexually assaulted. I am a woman, and it was obvious to me that these women were looking for revenge because the guy wasn’t looking for a committed relationship. What do they think? They don’t.


14 posted on 09/23/2017 2:20:45 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: PGR88
Why is Fed.gov even involved in this?

Because shut up.

15 posted on 09/23/2017 2:30:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: Rusty0604

I think you nailed it by saying they don’t think.

Mrs. jaz and I have been married over 50 years and this type thing very seldom happened back then, I guess times change.


16 posted on 09/23/2017 2:31:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo
“Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on. There will be no more sweeping them under the rug. But the process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.”


17 posted on 09/23/2017 4:13:38 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jazusamo

Translation: Liberals don’t want a fair and impartial investigation, they want witch burnings. And slavery. And racism. And bigotry.


18 posted on 09/23/2017 4:52:12 PM PDT by ChuckR163
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To: jazusamo

The presumption of innocence returning to our college campuses. . .

and I am a woman and I believe forcible rape should get the death penalty.


19 posted on 09/23/2017 6:15:47 PM PDT by Persevero (Democrats haven't been this nutty since we freed their slaves.)
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