Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded the Obama-era guidelines for how colleges investigate sexual misconduct complaints, saying she wanted to ensure equal justice to both the victim and the accused. Her decision was praised by those who believed the Obama rules denied the due process rights of the accused. However critics argue that the new directive will effectively silence assault victims by making it more difficult for them to come forward. This hour, we’ll discuss the Department of Education changes to how colleges handle sexual assault complaints and the effect it will have on victims and the accused. Marty’s guests are JEANNIE SUK GERSEN, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and NEENA CHAUDHRY, director of education and senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center.

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