Court orders University of Delaware to explain its refusal to release Biden’s senate papers

Court orders University of Delaware to explain its refusal to release Biden’s senate papers
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“After a trip to the Delaware Supreme Court, the University of Delaware has until July 22 to prove that its vast collection of then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s papers are immune from a Freedom of Information Act request made by Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation,” reports The College Fix:

Delaware Superior Court Judge Mary Johnston ordered the university to submit evidence that archives Biden gave the school in 2012 are not subject to a public records request and consequently public access.

The order came after the Delaware Supreme Court overturned a previous Superior Court decision that held that the papers were not subject to FOIA and therefore not open to public access.

In a recent email to The College Fix, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said there is “significant public interest in the materials.”

“In my experience, politicians hide documents because they have something to hide,” he said….

Unlike many schools, the University of Delaware is “not fully private; not fully public,” and therefore “tried to exempt itself from large parts of FOIA” when the law was being crafted, [lawyers Theodore] Kittila and [William] Green said.

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