Lawyers are in two minds about potential implications of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ move to draft changes to Obama-era policies for schools handling sexual misconduct allegations under the Title IX federal law.

While most attorneys favor concrete rules over the general guidance provided by the Obama administration, key issues such as jurisdiction, standard of evidence and equal protection divide them. Some say the rules will silence and intimidate victims, while others believe the proposal would provide due process for accused students facing potentially life-altering penalties.

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