Miltenberg: “A Very Jerry Brown Defense of Due Process,” The Weekly Standard


This week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the legislature’s attempt to give Obama-era Title IX guidance the force of law that it never had nationally. … Brown’s veto belongs to a promising trend, says Andrew Miltenberg, a prominent attorney for accused students. “I think he played it down the middle and will look instead to follow the DOE’s ultimate guidance,” he tells me. But for those who’d come close to giving up on pragmatic reform, a liberal democrat playing it down-the-middle on Title IX is more momentous than it may sound. “To the extent that he did not merely rubber stamp the legislature’s attempt to solidify Obama-era Title IX rules for California,” Miltenberg adds, “it is part of a step toward a rational centrist shift among legally literate leaders on this issue.”

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