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Despite Legal Chastening, Biden Seeks To Revive Campus Kangaroo Sex Courts

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Last week, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Biden Education Department began its “comprehensive review” of Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination at schools receiving federal funds but is now used mostly to address sexual misconduct on campus.

This is widely seen as the first step to roll back due process gains made under President Trump, embodied in a new regulation, which took effect last August. That rule requires supportive measures for those claiming sexual misconduct but also mandates basic due process protections for those accused, such as the presumption of innocence and the right to see all evidence.

To the disgust of many, this basic fairness was often lacking on America’s college campuses before the rule because of pressure on schools to “get tough on sexual assault” — said to be an epidemic — which too often meant railroading accused male students or staff.

Horror stories now abound of Title IX respondents not even knowing what they were accused of, being escorted off school grounds based on a mere allegation, or having their photo appear across campus “like a mug shot” as if they........

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