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59 Conservative Groups Call for Biden's Asst Ed Sec Catherine Lhamon to Resign for Violating Oath

Catherine Lhamon previously served as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education from 2013 to 2017. One of her main functions was to enforce the

2011 Dear Colleague Letter, which drew criticism from across the political spectrum. Despite these concerns, Lhamon was named to lead the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights in 2021, again attracting strong criticism.

When Lhamon became a federal employee, she took this solemn Oath of Office:

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

But as soon as she assumed her second tenure, Lhamon began work on a new Title IX regulation, a policy that violated the Constitution of the United States in three ways.

Now, fifty-nine organizations, including ConservativeHQ.com, yesterday called for the resignation of Assistant Education Secretary Catherine Lhamon for repeated violations of her Oath of Office. The Statement was released at a press conference held today in Washington, DC. You can read the list of organizations and their joint statement through this link.

Here are the three key provisions of the U.S. Constitution Lhamon has broken:

1. Article 1, Section 1: Authorization of Congress to exercise “All legislative Powers.”


Congress passed Title IX in 1972 with the understanding that Title IX was designed to apply to the male and female sexes (2). Title IX was not intended to include protections on the basis of gender identity. Lhamon’s proposed Title IX regulation would change the definition of “sex,” representing a dramatic usurpation of Congressional authority.

2. First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.”


In Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, the Supreme Court defined sexual harassment as conduct that is “severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive.” (3)

But the Department of Education’s proposed regulation rejects the Supreme Court’s definition of sexual harassment, proposing that speech would only need to be “pervasive” or “severe” to violate Title IX. One federal court has ruled such a definition to be “staggeringly broad.” (4)

3. Fourteenth Amendment: No State shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”


Dozens of federal courts have affirmed a series of due process rights for college students, including the rights to an impartial investigation, elimination of pro-complainant bias, notice to the accused, cross examination, access to evidence, and evaluation of evidence (5).

But Lhamon’s proposed regulation would severely weaken or eliminate the following due process protections for students accused of a Title IX infraction:

  • Independent and impartial investigations

  • Unrestricted access to evidence

  • Right to a live hearing and cross-examination

For these reasons, 59 organizations have endorsed a Statement calling for Lhamon’s immediate resignation from office (6).

Citations:



  • Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

  • Catherine Lhamon

  • Title IX regulation

  • Assistant Education Secretary Catherine Lhamon

  • Gender identity

  • definition of sex

  • definition of sexual harrassment

  • 14th Amendment due process

  • Independent and impartial investigations

  • Unrestricted access to evidence

  • Right to a live hearing and cross-examination

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James Bryson
James Bryson
Sep 22, 2023

How many tool-tokens can the Illegitimate Regime excrete?

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rosie16
rosie16
Sep 22, 2023

I believe this generation of POCs is showing us the truth of those who opposed affirmative action from the beginning...that the best and the brightest were overlooked, by gubment edict, in favor of the most ignorant and radical. This generation, which is flooding into positions of power, like a common sense dike broke since BO infested the WH, are an existential threat to us all. Good luck tamping down these anti-American, marxist ignoramuses now.

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Why does the Department of Education have a Civil Rights office? Civil Rights are a legal function, not education. A better question, why does the Department of Education exist at all? It's time to eliminate it.

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