The new Title IX federal rules, just unveiled by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and designed to replace an Obama-era policy, narrow the scope of cases schools must investigate and give the accused more rights. … “The results of these hearings can have a profound and devastating impact on the lives of the accused,” said defense attorney Andrew Miltenberg. Miltenberg has sat through hearings in more than 100 campus sex assault cases and says the process should protect due process because many colleges aren’t capable of full and fair investigations. “These cases generally take the accuser’s words as 100 percent true. So you’re starting the process with a presumption of guilt against the accused and that’s not the principle on which our country was founded,” he said.