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Students walk from The Hill to campus at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Sept. 14, 2018.
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Colorado’s Court of Appeals on Thursday granted a motion to stay the release of records related to University of Colorado’s 2019 search for a new system president.

The motion allows CU to not release the name and application materials of a sixth candidate for system president, which Denver District Court A. Bruce Jones ordered CU to release in March as a result of a lawsuit filed by the Daily Camera.

CU maintains that six people interviewed by the Board of Regents for the position of system president were not finalists and their names and applications are not subject to disclosure under the Colorado Open Records Act. President Mark Kennedy was announced as the sole finalist.

The Board of Regents is also seeking to appeal Jones’ ruling that they violated the Colorado Open Records Act by not releasing the materials to the Camera.

The Thursday Court of Appeals order also orders an expedited appeal with no oral arguments scheduled, with the caveat that oral arguments can be requested but attorneys for the newspaper and the university system must confer before making such a request.

Judges Terry Fox and Anthony J. Navarro signed in support of granting the motion. Judge Elizabeth Harris signed as “would deny the motion to stay.”

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