- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A judge says he expects to rule this month in the University of Kentucky’s open records lawsuit against the student newspaper on campus.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/2gzTC2j ) reports lawyers for UK and the Kentucky Kernel argued in court Friday about whether university investigations of alleged sexual harassment and assault of students should be considered public records.

Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark says he’ll rule by the end of the month, if not sooner.

The university is suing the Kernel, which sought documents relating to a sexual assault investigation involving a former professor.

UK refused to release the documents, and when the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office ruled in favor of the Kernel, the university sued the independent student newspaper in an attempt to overturn the attorney general’s decision.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com


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