Critics argue the move will revoke protections for both the accuser and the accused.
The Office of Civil Rights is planning to reverse 2020 due process protections that require federally funded schools to investigate Title IX violations in a fair and unbiased manner, according to the Daily Caller.
Those protections include the right to be represented by counsel, the presumption of innocence, and the ability to cross examine and introduce witnesses.
Legal experts who support the current regulations say they create a legal obligation for school districts and colleges to respond to cases in a fair and unbiased manner, whereas before the 2020 changes the decisions were not legally binding thus did not need to be conducted with obligations of fairness.
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