Lawyers deliver oral arguments to appellate court on ESPN lawsuit

first_imgAttorneys from Notre Dame and ESPN delivered oral arguments before a three-judge panel in the Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday, the latest development in a lawsuit hinging on Notre Dame Security Police’s (NDSP) status as either a public or private agency, the South Bend Tribune reported Tuesday afternoon.Lucy Du ESPN argued in its appeal that Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA), in its current state, applies to private campus police departments, despite the decision issued in Notre Dame’s favor by St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler last April.“What we know from Notre Dame’s own crime logs is they arrest, search, interrogate for crimes such as rape, burglary, larceny, aggravated battery, counterfeit, drug possession, DUIs — these are not the actions of your library security guard who is there to make sure that kids don’t take books,” ESPN attorney Maggie Smith said, according to an audio recording of the oral arguments available on the Indiana Judicial Branch’s website.ESPN filed a lawsuit against the University in January 2015 after NDSP refused to release incident reports related to student-athletes on two separate occasions.Since October 2014, two state officials — Public Access Counselor Luke Britt and Attorney General Greg Zoeller — have said they believe Notre Dame to be subject to APRA. Although Hostetler ruled in Notre Dame’s favor, he said there were “persuasive reasons” for the Indiana legislature to amend public record laws.During the appeal, the judges referenced Indiana House Bill 1022, which would change state law to require private university police departments to disclose certain records. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate in January and will soon be voted on in the Senate.Throughout the trial process, Notre Dame has maintained its stance that Indiana lawmakers did not intend for APRA to apply to private colleges and universities.“Certainly, the question before the court here is whether or not the Notre Dame police department is a public agency subject to the law,” Notre Dame attorney Damon Leichty said. “… We think the statute is plainly clear. We think the specific provision that defines ‘law enforcement agency’ clearly does not capture this department.”Leichty said NDSP derives its power to arrest from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, not the state. However, Judge Rudolph Pyle questioned how this power to arrest was “magically” given to the Board of Trustees, when the state of Indiana is listed as the authority behind any charges.NDSP currently releases a limited amount of information about campus crimes, in compliance with the Cleary Act, which applies to all schools that receive federal funding.Smith argued there are already mechanisms in place that allow public colleges and universities to fulfill with their Cleary Act obligations and their obligations to comply with public record laws.“The functions performed by the Notre Dame police department, in its context of being an educational police force, are exactly the same as the functions performed from IU, Purdue, Ball State,” she said. “[They] are subject to both, and they do it just fine.”If the court finds private universities to be subject to public record laws, Leichty said other private entities with police departments — including hospitals, investigation agencies and railroad companies — would be impacted.Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik said the court would issue a ruling “as soon as possible,” though she did not provide a timeline.Tags: APRA, Espn appeal, ESPN lawsuit, NDSPlast_img read more

Can Kyle Korver make Giannis Antetokounmpo a deadly shooter?

first_img Dwight Howard has been impressive in Lakers camp, Frank Vogel says “It’s really important [that] I always try to talk to him a little bit,” Antetokounmpo said of Korver (via ESPN). “And he’s a great guy. He’s not trying to get in your head or overstep and talk too much to you. Whenever he gives me tips, I always try to listen … one of the best shooters to ever play the game.”He’s definitely going to help this team, but he’s definitely going to help a lot of players develop their shooting ability.” Related News “I was beat up at the end of last season and I didn’t feel like I was able to play the way that I wanted to, so I just didn’t want it to be like that again,” Korver said. “But I still love the game. I still love competing and I still feel like I can offer something.”So as long as my family can do it, I want to keep going.”The Bucks finished last season atop the Eastern Conference with a 60-22 record. They made it to the conference finals, but lost to the Raptors in six games. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to become a better shooter and is learning as much as possible from new addition Kyle Korver: “Whenever he gives me tips, I always try to listen. One of the best shooters to ever play the game.” pic.twitter.com/julbQ32DWO— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) October 1, 2019Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer also gave Korver credit for his professionalism and said he’s excited to work with the forward.”His work ethic and attention to detail is just gonna help all of us, including me as a coach” Budenholzer said. “I always say that about Kyle: He makes me a better coach. Adding him to our group was a huge add this summer.”Korver, who is entering his 17th season in the league at age 38, said he struggled at times last season but still loves the game. Damian Lillard fires back at Shaq with new diss track: ‘Kobe won you them rings though’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is already a talented shooter, but he’s working on developing his ability even more with his new teammate Kyle Korver. The 2018-19 MVP told reporters Tuesday after the Bucks’ first day of training camp at the University of Wisconsin that he’s taking some pointers from Korver, who signed with Milwaukee in free agency after mulling retirement at the end of last season following the Jazz’s elimination from the playoffs in the first round. NBA 2019-20: 5 under-the-radar rookies you should keep an eye onlast_img read more

The protest of the Real causes a carousel of changes in the schedules of Cup and League

first_imgThe reactions as soon as the schedules of this next tie were known did not wait. Reactions of outrage, such as Asier Illarramendi, the captain of the San Sebastian team, who did not hesitate to be very critical of his team’s match schedule in this Cup round, and did not bite his tongue. “You have worn the Copa schedules. Not even 48 hours to rest between matches,” wrote the midfielder Mutrikuarra, that anyway he was not going to be able to play the game when he was in the final stretch of his injury recovery. The anger inside the Real was very great.The Royal immediately called the Federation to complain about the schedule, Arguing that between a League and Cup match there must be a minimum of 48 hours for players to rest. And in this case it was not fulfilled, no matter how much the San Sebastian team plays their next two games at home, at the Reale Arena, and does not have to do any displacement. The Royal, in fact, with the regulation in hand could refuse to play at that time, something they have threatened to do if the federation did not change the day against Osasuna. The complaints have taken effect, the Federation has heeded the request of the Royal understanding that he was right and took the game to Thursday at 9:00 pm, a more logical schedule, because then Real plays Sunday at noon in the Leganés field, so it does meet the stipulated time between game and match. The cup draw held on Friday has crossed into Real Sociedad with Osasuna in the round of 16. The Federation initially determined that this meeting be held next Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. It would be the match that opens the round of eighths. The Royal Society complained about not having 48 hours of rest between the League game that will be played this weekend and the Cup clash. So both the Federation and LaLiga have decided to change the schedule of two games. The Federation has delayed the Real Sociedad-Osasuna Cup on Thursday (9:00 p.m.), while LaLiga has passed Villarreal-Osasuna from Saturday, February 1 (6:30 p.m.) to Sunday 2 (6:30 p.m.)Those of Imanol Alguacil face in this league day to Mallorca on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m. For its part, Osasuna, the rival of the San Sebastian team in the Cup He played his league match this Friday against Levante. With the change of the cupbearer duel between San Sebastian and Pamplona, The Royal Society will have one more day of rest. Curiously, the new day set for the Copa match dispute coincides with a general strike in the Basque Country.last_img read more