Krakauer v. StateAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting Plaintiff's motion to release John Doe's educational records, holding that the district court erred in concluding that Doe had no expectation of privacy in his educational records.
Plaintiff, a writer, sought the student education record of a student, John Doe, that the University Court concluded had committed sexual intercourse without consent and had sanctioned him to expulsion. After Doe appealed to the Commissioner of Higher Education, Doe remained in school and continued to participate in athletics. The Commissioner refused to permit inspection or release of Doe's education records, and Plaintiff initiated this court action to obtain the records. Upon remand, the trial court ordered Doe's records be disclosed. The Supreme Court reversed and denied Plaintiff's request to examine the documents, holding that the demand of Doe's enhanced student privacy interest in his records exceeded the merits of public disclosure.