Texas Justices Told UT Regent Has Right To View Records

Law360, Houston (January 11, 2017, 2:31 PM EST) -- A member of the University of Texas' Board of Regents tasked with setting admissions standards has a “legitimate educational interest” in reviewing related documents, and allowing the regent to do so would not violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Supreme Court was told in oral arguments Wednesday.

Last week, the state's high court decided to hear oral arguments in the case on an expedited basis. Regent Wallace Hall sought high court review in the case in September, after Texas' Third Court of...
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