A federal judge says former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s defamation suit against former FBI director Louis Freeh must start with a local judge.
The judge Tuesday denied Freeh’s motion for reconsideration of the Feb. 25 order granting Spanier’s request.
After a two-day preliminary hearing in a Harrisburg courtroom, three former top Penn State administrators have been ordered held for trial on charges that they covered up the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is now allowed to have contact with university trustees and potential witnesses against him in his trial.
Spanier’s lawyers filed a motion Monday that said the restriction in a Dec. 31 Dauphin County court order is impractical and may be unconstitutional if prosecutors can’t show he is likely to try to intimidate witnesses.
Penn State University’s former president is dropping a lawsuit that sought the release of his university emails involving convicted predator Jerry Sandusky.