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New Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules Will Tackle Dating Violence


The rules will for the first time cement domestic violence, dating violence and stalking as forms of gender discrimination that schools must address under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs that receive government funding.

In the past, the Education Department has issued guidance on how schools should handle sexual misconduct on campus and interpreted Title IX to require universities to combat sexual assault in particular. The department’s new rules would go further, adding definitions for domestic violence, dating violence and stalking as misconduct that universities must tackle or risk federal investigations and a loss of funding. read more »

Harvey Weinstein chooses not to take stand as defense rests its case


Harvey Weinstein’s defense has rested its case in his rape trial, relying on just a few witnesses to supplement aggressive cross-examination as they aimed to undercut his accusers while keeping the disgraced Hollywood producer off the witness stand. read more »

Gayle Benson defends Saints relationship with Archdiocese in midst of email case


Saints Owner Gayle Benson broke her silence on the accusations that the Saints organization helped the Archdiocese of New Orleans in its public relations with the church sex abuse crisis and specifically the release of parish priests credibly-accused of abuse. read more »