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Judge reviews injunction on Hunninghake documents


A judge will review documents submitted by the University of Iowa in a public records lawsuit involving a former researcher who was on paid leave while he was investigated for child pornography.

Gary Hunninghake, who was placed on leave in April 2010, resigned last month. He was never charged in the case.

He filed an injunction to stop the university from releasing records requested by the Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Associated Press and other news outlets.

According to The Press-Citizen, during a hearing Monday the university submitted 11 documents, including a police report, to the judge for review. Hunninghake's attorney argued the release of the documents would damage his personal and professional interests. An attorney for the Press-Citizen says Hunninghake didn't meet the burden of proof.

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