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Justice and Education Departments Backing Away from Controversial ‘Blueprint’ for Sexual Misconduct Policy

November 22, 2013

By Russell Westerholm at University Herald

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are now moving away from the sexual assault policy of the University of Montana (UM) as a "blueprint" for colleges nationwide to follow.

According to a press release from FIRE, the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said a recent agreement does not represent the views of the OCR or DOJ.

UM made an agreement with the Justice and Education Departments that introduced what FIRE viewed as unconstitutional changes that restrict free speech. Now, OCR's new head Catherine Lhamon wrote in a letter to FIRE the agencies are not associating themselves with the agreement...

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