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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...