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At Long Last: What’s Included in the 2024 Title IX Regulations

Nearly two years after the Biden administration announced proposed new rules governing Title IX administration, the Final Rule has been released. The Administration announced an intention to build on the progress achieved over the more than 50 years since Title IX first entered the education landscape. While the Administration lauded the “tremendous strides in access …

Amid Growing Political Pressure, the Biden Administration Delays the Release of Title IX Regulation Yet Again

In the 2020 election campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden promised voters that he would bring a “quick end” to the Title IX regulations promulgated under the Trump administration. He is reported as saying in May of 2020 that the rules allowed colleges to “ignore sexual violence and strip survivors of their rights.” It now seems like …

The Supreme Court Ruling on Emotional Distress Under Discrimination Statute and Possible Effects on Title IX Cases

It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller P.L.L.C. that victims of intentional discrimination on the basis of a disability cannot recover damages for emotional pain and suffering from entities that receive federal funding. The holding effectively bars the recovery of emotional distress damages under …

Winning the Battle but Losing the War: Student Wins on Contractual Grounds but Court Denies Title IX Claim

A nursing student who was mistreated by her school won $1.7 million in damages in a lawsuit against the school. But this win feels like a loss in many ways for Title IX advocates. Not only did the court reject the student’s efforts to assert her Title IX rights, but they may also have established …

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Proposing New Title IX Sexual Misconduct Regulations

News reports indicate that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is preparing to propose a set of regulations regarding sexual misconduct complaints under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. While the New York Times received a copy of what appears to be the proposed rules, a spokesperson for the Education Department claimed the …