Sexual Assault

Trump rolls back Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

Trump rolls back Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

The Trump administration on Friday rolled back federal efforts to influence university investigations into sexual assaults, rescinding Obama-era guidelines that some felt provided too little protection to those accused of rape and other sex crimes on campus.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the change weeks after saying that her department would review a policy implemented in 2011 that nudged schools toward a lower evidentiary standard when considering sexual assault clams.

Six schools in Maryland — including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park — are among 258 nationwide with...

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