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Utah high court avoids records dispute between BYU, Salt Lake Tribune

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Utah Supreme Court justices have agreed not to weigh in on a dispute over whether Brigham Young University's police are subject to hand over public records created before a new state open-records law was established. (Photo: KUTV)

Utah Supreme Court justices have agreed not to weigh in on a dispute over whether Brigham Young University's police are subject to hand over public records created before a new state open-records law was established.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the state Supreme Court ruling Wednesday shifts the legal dispute between Brigham Young University and The Salt Lake Tribune back to district court.

The legal dispute stems from a 2016 records request filed by a Tribune reporter amid allegations that the university disciplined students who reported sex crimes because of violations to the school's honor code prohibiting alcohol, tobacco, coffee and premarital sex.

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