Haskell Attorneys Argue School Isn’t Subject to Title IX
Associated Press - December 29, 2016 6:27 pm
A former Haskell Indian Nations University student originally charged with raping a fellow student will serve 60 days in county jail and two years of probation after a plea deal that drew strong objections from the victim and her family.
Attorneys for Haskell Indian Nations University argue in a court filing that the school is not subject to the federal Title IX law, which prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education.
A former Haskell student claims in a lawsuit that school administrators treated her unfairly after she reported being raped by two football players.
In a recent court filing, Haskell’s attorneys deny the woman’s allegations and contend Title IX doesn’t apply to Haskell because it is part of the federal government, which isn’t subject to the law. Haskell is part of the federal Bureau of Indian Education.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the woman’s attorney, Dan Curry, says courts have not resolved the issue of whether institutions like Haskell are subject to Title IX.