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Article "Ruling Could 'Decimate' Protection Against Sex Bias, Officials Say"

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Article "Ruling Could 'Decimate' Protection Against Sex Bias, Officials Say"

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This article expressed that the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Clarence M. Pendleton, Jr., warned that enforcement of Title IX could be “severely undermined if the government does not appeal a ruling by a federal district court judge in Richmond, Va.” Pendleton, Jr. (appointed by President Reagan) expressed to the Departments of Justice and Education that if the decision stood, it would “’decimate civil rights protections in education and undermine the broad remedial purpose of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.” Referencing Judge D. Dortch Warriner’s July decision in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the article indicated that the Justice Department was uncertain whether it would appeal. Pendleton wrote to Education Secretary Terrel H. Bell and Attorney General William F. Smith that the ruling would allow sex discrimination in other programs that “while not directly targeted by federal funds, nonetheless receive and benefit from federal aid.” The article expressed that the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education also sought an appeal from Secretary Bell.

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Fields, Cheryl, M. "Ruling Could 'Decimate' Protection Against Sex Bias, Officials Say", The Chronicle of Higher Education, 01 September 1982, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 8A "U.S. Government - Title IX - HEW (1982)", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

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1982-09-01

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Fields, Cheryl, M., “Article "Ruling Could 'Decimate' Protection Against Sex Bias, Officials Say",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 26, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2197.