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Sen. Leahy removes potential threat to due process from Violence Against Women Act

November 15, 2011

Campus activists are cheering a decision by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to do away with a portion of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization that would have required college students accused of sex-based infractions be tried under a lowered standard of proof...

Cases: National: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights April 4, 2011, Guidance Letter Reduces Due Process Protections