Facing mounting pressure and protest over a series of sex scandals involving higher education, the U.S. Department of Education under President Barack Obama issued new guidelines for how schools would be expected to pursue potential Title IX claims.

Those guidelines, issued in 2011 in what is called a “Dear Colleague” letter and subsequent guidance, provided greater protections for potential victims, saying that schools not only needed to respond to claims quickly, but they also needed to do so in a trauma-informed manner. But that could change.

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