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Response Sent To Author's Request For Rape Case Documents

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MISSOULA -

The Montana University System sent a response to a well-known author's request for documents from the rape case against Griz quarterback Jordan Johnson.

Last month, Jon Krakauer, best known for his non-fiction books "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air," asked a judge to order the release of records from the case. Krakauer was seeking the documents for a book on the university system's actions when a UM committee found Johnson guilty and expelled him from the school in 2012.

The Commission of Higher Education submitted the paperwork in Lewis and Clark County District Court on Saturday, reaffirming it will not hand over the documents. The office said both state and federal law prohibits the Montana University System from releasing records relating to students.

Jordan Johnson was later acquitted on the charges against him.

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