Today, the decision was released in a lawsuit initially filed by NWLC in June 2020 challenging Betsy DeVos’ sweeping Title IX rules that discouraged students in K-12 schools and colleges from reporting incidents of sexual violence, reduce schools’ obligations to respond to harassment and assault, and impose uniquely unfair and traumatizing procedures against student survivors.
The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):
“This decision brings us a step closer to justice for the students and advocates who have repeatedly named the harm done by Betsy DeVos. This rule was designed to discriminate against student survivors, plain and simple. We are proud to have fought back against DeVos and the Trump administration, side by side with brave students and allies. We’re encouraged that President Biden has promised to eliminate this rule, and we hope today’s partial victory will help spur forward efforts to ensure that survivors and all students can learn with safety and dignity.”