Unlike criminal trials, which require the prosecution to prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” civil trials have a much lower bar, requiring only that a plaintiff persuade a judge or jury that it is more likely than not that the events occurred.
A group of senators pushed back last week, saying there should be a publicly searchable database of Title IX exemption requests and responses, making the process more transparent.
The school’s top victim advocate describes the university’s response to sexual assault as one that favored football players and often resulted in rape survivors withdrawing instead of perpetrators getting expelled.
Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student’s use of the locker room.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan a sharply worded letter, saying he suspected that the government’s investigation had turned adversarial toward the university. He accused the office of denying the university due process.
The GOP-backed bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as being exclusively for one gender.
Conservatives are, yet again, working to expand the unchecked power of police and increase our reliance on a violent criminal justice system. And this time they’re doing it with a bill that would have devastating consequences for rape survivors.
Data shows that average rates of non-consensual sexual contact by physical force or incapacitation reported by all the universities that participated were as high or slightly higher than those revealed in prior surveys.
Institutions that use fetal tissue for scientific research have found over the past month that they are vulnerable targets of anti-choice legislation pushed in legislatures across the country.