Specializing in the representation of crime victims, women and children.

What's New In Breaking News

 

IMPORTANT NEW RULING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND WOMEN’S CIVIL RIGHTS

By Wendy Murphy    Jun. 02, 2016

Please take time to read the new DOJ ruling against the University of New Mexico – link below. It is VERY important and affects all women’s civil rights on all college campuses.

The DOJ makes clear for the first time that schools can NOT adopt separate policies to address sexual assault if the policies uses second-class laws and standards from the federal Campus SaVE Act (or from state law, or elsewhere).

If schools want to have “two tracks” of redress on campus, one under Title IX and one under “sexual misconduct” rules, they can, but the second track “sexual misconduct” policy can NOT deviate from Title IX’s mandatory requirements. (which raises an interesting question – why have a distracting separate track at all?)

Read the rest of this article »


Back to top of page.