Ira Stoll on Big Government and the Campus Rape Controversy


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The "revolving door" through which government officials cash out on their public service has a new destination, reports Ira Stoll: campus rape investigations. To the list of defense contractors recruiting retiring Pentagon officials, corporate law firms hiring former SEC and Justice Department officials, and trade associations signing up former senators, add another new hot recruiting field for the private sector. Universities are snapping up employees with experience related to the federal Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, which is in charge of enforcing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.