Does the right to a defense trump any students’ privacy rights under FERPA? If if a court orders it, it sure does, the defense claims – and I think they’re right. Britain Eakin reports:
Accused Russian agent Maria Butina urged a federal judge Friday to allow her to seek information from the university she attended that she claims will help her evaluate the government’s case against her.
The request came in a 3-page motion filed in response to an Oct. 5 order quashing subpoenas for information her attorneys requested from American University. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Butina’s attorneys failed to follow proper criminal procedure regarding subpoenas.
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