FIRE Makes the OCR Back Down

November 22, 2013

By KC Johnson at Minding the Campus

An important victory for FIRE in the organization's efforts to encourage the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to return to a position of respecting the due process rights of the nation's college students. Last week, the OCR (which under 1st-term Obama appointee Russlynn Ali consistently ignored FIRE) sent a rather churlish letter to FIRE president Greg Lukianoff in which the agency nonetheless conceded--apparently for the first time--that "the agreement in the Montana case represents the resolution of that particular case and not OCR or DOJ policy." In other words: the Montana "blueprint" is a "blueprint" no more...

Schools: University of Montana Cases: Departments of Education and Justice: National “Blueprint” for Unconstitutional Speech Codes