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OCR Issues New Title IX Guidance

Nearly a year after the implementation of the 2020 Title IX amended regulations, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released “Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment (July 2021).”

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Federal Court Upholds University’s Vaccine Mandate

In a case of first impression, an Indiana federal district court recently rejected a constitutional challenge brought by several students to a public university’s requirement that students receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of returning to campus. Rejecting the plaintiffs’ bid for a preliminary injunction precluding Indiana University from enforcing its vaccine requirement, the court concluded that the students’ constitutional claims were not likely to succeed on the merits because “Indiana University is reasonably pursuing a legitimate aim of public health for its students, faculty, and staff.” More specifically, the district court explained: Under guiding principles of federalism, our

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