Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement on the Obama Administration’s Title IX Guidance Letter

May 16, 2016

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement:

    “Once again, President Obama has gone well beyond his constitutional authority by issuing coercive guidance on Title IX,” said Laxalt. “As this Administration surely understands, but chooses to ignore, the founders—in their wisdom—intended for state and local officials to govern themselves and decide what is best for their students and community. By ignoring the balance of power between the federal, state and local governments, President Obama has usurped democratic participation from all necessary stakeholders. This is especially troubling when he has done so by threatening to withhold funding to struggling Nevada schools unless they comply.”