A women’s rights group is suing the Department of Education over Secretary Betsy DeVos’s new rules on investigating campus sexual assault cases.
The Los Angeles-based group Equal Means Equal and three individual women from Massachusetts filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that DeVos is violating state and federal law by rescinding Obama-era Title IX rules, NBC News reported.
Last month, DeVos introduced an interim guidance on how college campuses should handle complaints of sexual assault, rolling back the previous rule put in place by former President Obama that required schools to adopt a minimal standard of proof when disciplining guilty students.
The temporary guidance is meant to serve as a placeholder while the agency crafts news guidance with a new standard through a rulemaking process that involves public notice and comment.
Wendy Murphy, the Boston lawyer who filed the lawsuit, said that…