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Partner Justin Dillon Discusses the Biden Administration’s Proposed Title IX Regulations with the Defense of Freedom Institute and the Federalist Society

On September 20, 2022, Partner Justin Dillon addressed the Defense Policy Institute’s inaugural Education Law & Policy Conference in Washington, DC, co-sponsored by the Federalist Society. Former Attorney General William Barr and former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were the featured speakers at the event.

Mr. Dillon’s panel (link here) addressed the Administration’s proposed Title IX regulations, which would gut current procedural protections for respondents. Among other other things, the proposed regulations would eliminate a respondent’s right to a live hearing; abolish cross-examination of witnesses; and allow schools to share only the evidence that they deemed “relevant”—not all of the evidence they had actually collected.

“I’m honored to have been invited to speak at such an important conference,” said Mr. Dillon. “It’s incredibly disheartening to see an Administration that claims to care about ‘equity’ flagrantly picking sides in Title IX matters, which is precisely what the proposed regulations are intended to do.” Earlier this month, Mr. Dillon teamed up with Brooklyn College Professor KC Johnson and fellow Title IX practitioners Patricia Hamill and Lorie Dakessian to submit a 75-page comment on the proposed regulations. A copy of the comment is available here.

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