Judge Asked to Block Overhaul of Campus Sexual Assault Rules

Saying the impending regulations will be costly and make it harder to discipline sexual misconduct, a group of blue states urged a federal judge on Friday to block the Trump administration’s changes to how schools must adjudicate sexual harassment and assault claims.

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Blue States Take Feds to Court Over College Sexual Assault Rules

The Trump administration’s new Title IX rules mean students across the country could return to school in the fall with fewer protections from sexual assault, a group of Democrat-led states claim in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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Campus Assault

The University of Alabama-Huntsville is not entitled to summary judgment on a female student’s Title IX claims relating to the university’s handling of her sexual assault charge against a student hockey player, a federal court in the state ruled, finding that a jury could conclude that the school protected the assailant while acting with “deliberate indifference” to the assault and the safety of the campus community. 

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Fraternities

A federal court in Connecticut dismissed a group of female undergraduate students’ Title IX claims against a group of fraternities, housing companies and Yale University relating to fraternities’ refusal to allow female members. One of the students, however, has plausibly claimed a hostile educational environment based on her allegations of being sexually assaulted and witnessing other assaults at fraternity events.

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