ESPN has won its appeal of a court ruling that allowed Notre Dame's police department to keep certain criminal records private, according to WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind.
Last year, a judge ruled in favor of Notre Dame in the ESPN lawsuit over police records.
A court of appeals has determined that the Notre Dame police department can be separated from the university because of the department's public function. As a result, the judge has ruled the department and the university violated a public records request from ESPN as they tried to obtain arrest record and other documents that pertained to student athletes.
A new trial will now determine which records can be made public and which can not.