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Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Boston College’s Release of IRA Interviews

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted another stay temporarily preventing Boston College from releasing to British authorities interviews that academic researchers conducted with a former member of the Irish Republican Army. Justice Steven G. Breyer issued the order after granting an initial delay earlier this month. A previous decision by a lower court had required the college to release the records. The new stay will end on November 16 if the researchers involved in the so-called Belfast Project do not ask the Supreme Court to hear their appeal. Boston College is not a party to the appeal, although it is awaiting a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on its appeal of a second subpoena, seeking other IRA interviews.

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