The Fighting Irish
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the University of Notre Dame in a tense legal battle with sports entertainment giant ESPN. The Court found that Notre Dame is not legally required to release crime reports about student athletes to ESPN because of its status as a private institution, which precludes it from a state-wide open records law. The case stems back to January 2015 when an ESPN reporter sought the records of 275 Notre Dame athletes as victims, suspects, or witnesses of crimes. Earlier this year, Indiana legislators passed a bill protecting Notre Dame and 10 other private schools from the open records law, but the bill was struck down by then-Governor Mike Pence.
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