Federal agencies dropped from student privacy lawsuits


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb regarding notices filed Tuesday in two federal court cases, Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education and Board of Education of the Highland Local School District v. United States Department of Education, that remove the defendant federal agencies and officials from the lawsuits because of their change of position on student privacy, leaving in place the remaining defendants:

“Earlier this year, the Departments of Education and Justice rescinded the misleading, nationwide Obama-era ‘guidance’ that improperly redefined ‘sex’ in Title IX. Having clarified the issue nationally, the federal agencies are doing the right thing by no longer enforcing that obsolete and erroneous guidance against these local school districts. This was exactly what ADF and our clients sought from the federal government when we filed suit, and we commend the federal officials who have abandoned the experiment of intermingling the sexes within school locker rooms, showers, restrooms, and other privacy facilities. Because they have done this, it is no longer necessary to list them in these lawsuits. Local school officials can now work to protect the privacy of every student without improper pressure from Washington.”

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