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Lawyer: Author Jon Krakauer, public deserve to see records

"Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer and the public deserve to know why the University of Montana reversed its decision in 2012 to expel a star quarterback who was accused of rape, an attorney for the writer told the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Krakauer watched from the audience as lawyer Mike Meloy spoke to the justices before a packed Montana State University auditorium. Meloy asked the court to uphold a lower judge's ruling to release the documents about former quarterback Jordan Johnson's disciplinary proceedings.

"We don't care about the behavior of Jordan Johnson. We care about the behavior of the commissioner and the dean who reinstated...