From the Raleigh News and Observer (8/22/12): Lawyers representing former UNC football coach Butch Davis and a consortium of media companies seeking his cellphone records have reached an agreement that will make his university-related calls public.
State Superior Court Judge Howard Manning signed an order Wednesday stating that calls public officials make on personal cellphones that involve public business are to be produced under the state’s public records law. He had stated that repeatedly in a decision released earlier this month, but the decision did not expressly order Davis’ records be made public.
Amanda Martin, a lawyer representing the media, and Jon Sasser, Davis’ lawyer, said the judge clarified his decision Wednesday to include Davis’ records. Sasser said Davis has consented to making them public.