Talking back to Betsy

Here's a story from last week that's worth noting: Oregon's attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum (pictured), is taking a lead in challenging some Trump-era regulations that attempt to give religious schools a free pass from a lot of Title IX. These rules were promulgated under Orange Caligula's grotesque secretary of "education," Betsy De Vos.

Rosenblum led a coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief in support of students who brought a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s (“DOE”) implementation of religious exemptions from Title IX anti-discrimination laws, which prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded higher education institutions.

The amicus brief challenges DOE rules issued in 2020 under the Trump administration that broadened eligibility criteria for what it means for a school to be “controlled by a religious organization” and therefore eligible for exemption under Title IX. The DOE also eliminated a requirement that colleges seeking to claim a religious exemption under Title IX advise the DOE of their intent in writing, which the AGs claim effectively allows for schools to invoke the exemption without notice at any time.

I wonder whether Rosenblum has made up her mind about whether she's running for governor. A couple of weeks ago her campaign fund dished out another monthly stipend to Blue Wave Political Partners, LLC. This time, the tapper was for $6500. The primaries are only about six months away.


  1. Or her buddies are public school administrators that get fat in the teacher's union (despite being their class enemy) and same political party that go on to work for Gates charter schools retired at 80% pay of highest paid year inflation adjusted once retired that sense a threat?

    Is this one of those stories where there are no heroes / sides that aren't necessarily class opposed like so many for modern liberal dems without an organized labor/care giver movement to hold their feet to the fire?


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