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Category: Title IX Violations

Illinois LGBTQ Students Have Increased Protections Again

Title IX was created in 1972 by the Department of Education to help secure the rights of students, stating they cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their sex.

This legislation dictates that education programs or activities that receive financial assistance from the federal government face consequences if they are found to discriminate.

Under the former administration, Title IX protections as they related to LGBTQ+ students were rolled back. It was the position of the previous administration’s Department of [...]

Accused of a Title IX Violation? You Have a Right to an Attorney

As the Department of Education is attempting to change Title IX laws, Illinois college students are putting up a fight. Experts say that Title IX, the federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, is already not sufficient.

Further weakening of the guidelines will only put victims of sexual harassment and misconduct in an even worse position.

Every university student should understand Title IX and what it means for their college experience. Learn more about Title IX and [...]

What to Know If You’re Accused of Illinois Title IX Sexual Misconduct

If you are accused of Title IX sexual misconduct in Illinois, you need the help of an experienced attorney to navigate the complicated charges. Read on to learn about the process and consequences, as well as potential problems that may develop under the current system.

 

Definition of Title IX

 

Title IX is a federal law added to the Education Amendments Act of 1972. It states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be [...]

The Future of Title IX Violations and Consequences

With Betsy DeVos, school-choice champion and critic of public education, now in charge of the Department of Education, there’s a good chance that a lot of things are going to change about how our children are educated and how laws are interpreted in schools.

 

One law that has gotten a lot of attention recently? Title IX. When asked about examining Title IX in her confirmation hearing, DeVos wasn’t able to give a “yes” or “no” answer on whether she [...]

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How Aggravating Factors Can Affect Your IL Sentence

Aggravating Factors

Sometimes after a crime takes place, the perpetrator finds themselves in more serious trouble than they initially expected. Some charges contain what we call aggravating factors – and these factors can significantly worsen the penalties for a crime.

Recently, a man on a Chicago train in the Cermak Road area was stabbed in the face. Police don’t know what motivated the attack yet, but any discovered motivations could be considered aggravating factors in the crime. These could increase the sentencing [...]

IL Domestic Violence Prosecutions Down, But You Can Still Be Charged

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single aspect of our lives, including how we get along with people in our own household.

According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline, tensions between people quarantined together at home have resulted in more calls to the hotline in 2020. In fact, they report a 16 percent increase in the overall calls compared to the same time in the previous year.

Yet even as calls for help from domestic violence situations skyrocketed, the number [...]

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