Title IX; campus sexual assault; Betsy DeVos

The Courthouse

Title IX Has a Cross-Examination Crisis

The Supreme Court has described cross-examination as the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” Until recently, that lesson had failed to permeate the nation’s Title IX tribunals. Obama-era guidance “strongly” discouraged direct cross-examination between students accused of sexual assault and those making the accusations. Nearly all colleges and universities went further […]

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Betsy DeVos

Four Reasons to Support the DeVos Title IX Rewrite

A huge number of comments has greeted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed rewrite of the unfair Title IX Obama-era regulations often used in hearings against men on campus. Four comments are unusually important. Cross-Examination The first, prepared by Patricia Hamill (who has handled many lawsuits from accused students, including the cases that yielded the powerful […]

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