Due process may not be as sexy a constitutional right as the First or Second Amendments, but it’s one that all Americans need to defend.
On Tuesday morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee interviewed Catherine Lhamon, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, which, among other things, oversees the implementation and enforcement of anti-sex discrimination regulations, commonly referred to as Title IX. Lhamon’s answers to several questions should raise civil rights concerns, but because her answers came in response to combatting campus sexual assault, they will be ignored by most media outlets and Democrats.
In May 2020, Lhamon tweeted that then-Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “presides over taking us back to the bad old days, that predate my birth, when it was permissible to rape and sexually harass students with impunity. Today’s students deserve better, including fair protections consistent with law.”
Lhamon’s tweet was wildly inaccurate, as DeVos’ Department of Education saw