Laws? We don't need no stinkin' laws…
Via Weekly Standard:
This week, the president and vice president revealed plans to intensify their personal crusade against campus "rape culture." President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will "put the pedal to the metal," per the Washington Post: They, their wives, and cabinet members won't set foot on college campuses where officials don't adjudicate sexual assault cases to the White House's liking, thus denying students the privilege of a snoozing through a commencement address delivered by Dr. Jill Biden.
Rape being a crime, some colleges defer to the police, but in so doing, these schools, it is now claimed, violate federal guidance on how to enforce the Education Act of 1972's Title IX—which states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Under Obama, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights defined sexual assault as a form of sex discrimination that colleges must address according to its particular rules. These rules amount to a federal "guidance" without the strength of law, but they might as well be law: Disregarding guidance, a school risks the denial of government funding, which nearly all schools—public and private—depend on in some part. And indeed, the executive posse reiterated its aim to punish schools who don't handle these cases by White House rules: The Post has Biden saying he'd like to "take away their money."