Title IX order on campus ‘harassment’ violates rights, free speech advocates say

Washington Times discusses Title IX's harassment order as limiting free speech with Hans Bader. 

Writing at Liberty Unyielding, Hans Bader, senior attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a former Education Department attorney, said that under the Justice Department rule, simply asking a student out on a date could turn into “harassment” because the speech has to be only “unwelcome.”

Even if students are not expelled under the policy, Mr. Bader said, some university Title IX policies significantly curtail the freedom of movement on campus for those who are accused of harassment before they declare responsibility.

Indeed, “the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights has found colleges in violation of Title IX for not routinely providing interim measures,” Mr. Bader notes.

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