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Daily Tar Heel: No decision yet in public records case

From the Daily Tar Heel (7/19/12): Superior Court Judge Howard Manning will wait to rule on a hearing between UNC and The Daily Tar Heel, (Raleigh) News and Observer, Charlotte Observer and five other news outlets.

Beginning in 2010, the news publications sued the University for all documents related to the NCAA investigation of the football team.

Jon Sasser, an attorney representing former football coach Butch Davis, spoke first, arguing that the subpoena for Davis’ personal phone records should be dismissed. He said it was questionable whether Davis should be considered a public official and that the records contained no content.

Sasser also said the release of Davis’ phone records would make him vulnerable to public ridicule from fans of N.C. State University.

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Colin Donohue,
8/1/2012 10:00 AM