Penn State: Court should dismiss Spanier’s lawsuit

Penn State is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against

the university by its former president.

Graham Spanier (SPAN’-yer) sued May 25 to obtain old emails that

he says are necessary to respond to Penn State’s child sex-abuse


According to the Centre Daily Times (, the

university contends it can’t disclose the messages because of an

ongoing investigation by the state attorney general.

Documents filed by Penn State on Thursday in Centre County court

also argue that Spanier should have first requested the emails

under the state’s Right-to-Know law.

Penn State is conducting an internal investigation of how the

university handled child molestation allegations against former

assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is currently on

trial and has denied wrongdoing.

Information from: Centre Daily Times,