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US v. MIAMI UNIV., 00-3518

University disciplinary records are "educational records" under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and an injunction against the release of such records and personally identifiable information therein, in violation of the FERPA, was proper; a newspaper has no qualified First Amendment right of access to traditionally closed student disciplinary proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 08/10/2001
  • Decided 06/27/2002
  • Published 06/27/2002


  • Before SILER and MOORE, Circuit Judges;  FORESTER, Chief District Judge.


  • United States Sixth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Kenneth A. Zirm (briefed), Walter & Haverfield, Cleveland, OH, for Amici Curiae., Adam E. Scurti (briefed), King, Hargrave, Scurt & Jack, Steubenville, OH, for Amici Curiae., Marc D. Mezibov (argued and briefed), Laura A. Abrams (briefed), Christian A. Jenkins (briefed), Sirkin, Pinales, Mezibov & Schwartz, Cincinnati, OH, for Intervenor-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mark B. Stern (briefed), Alisa B. Klein (argued and briefed), U.S. Dept. of Justice Civ. Div., Appellate Sec., Washington, DC, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Margaret R. Carmany (briefed), Gerald L. Draper (argued and briefed), Roetzel & Andress, Columbus, OH, for Defendants-Appellees.