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Background: News organizations brought action against National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) under public records law, seeking disclosure of documents placed by NCAA on a secure Internet website used by member institutions in resolving NCAA disputes, with those documents consisting of a transcript of NCAA disciplinary proceeding involving state university and the response of the NCAA infractions committee to the university's NCAA appeal. The Circuit Court, Leon County, John C. Cooper, J., 2009 WL 2762352, rendered judgment for news organizations. NCAA appealed.
Holdings: The District Court of Appeal, Padovano, J., held that:
(1) documents were public records;
(2) documents did not qualify as education records under federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
(3) public records law did not violate dormant
Commerce Clause as applied; and
(4) application of public records law did not violate NCAA's right to freedom of association.