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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Does Bauer bill impact pending ESPN/Notre Dame police records lawsuit?

Readers may remember this South Bend Tribune quote from a Dec. 26, 2015 ILB post:

In Indiana, ESPN last January filed a lawsuit against the University of Notre Dame, arguing that the Notre Dame Security Police department is a public agency under state law, and Notre Dame should be required to follow the state's open records law when it comes to campus police records.

In April, St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler ruled in favor of Notre Dame. ESPN appealed the case to the Indiana Court of Appeals, and oral arguments are scheduled for Feb. 24.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, the South Bend Tribune and the Hoosier State Press Association have filed friend of the court briefs in support of ESPN.

For all the documents in the ESPN/Notre case, see this Aug. 17th, 2015 ILB post headed: "ESPN files its brief in its state court appeal to obtain access to the reports of the Notre Dame police."

Rep. Pat Bauer has this week introduced HB 1022 re "Private university police departments."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 6, 2016 12:43 PM
Posted to Indiana Government