In Belfast today, a judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent the PSNI from taking receipt of subpoenaed IRA interview material held at Boston College. [Added later, here's a note from Anthony McIntyre: "It is uncertain that the judge in Belfast refused an injunction. I don’t think it got to that stage. He just declined to let the application go ahead as he didn’t consider it urgent."]
In Boston, the First Circuit rejected the legal appeal filed by Belfast Project researchers Ed Moloney and Anthony McIntyre. The opinion is below. I haven't read it yet, but a separate one-page order affirms the orders of the District Court. A separate appeal from Boston College is pending, but challenges only the lower court's orders
Bottom line: Many confidential materials from a protected academic archive may very shortly be delivered to the police.
Decision is below.
First Circuit Decision in Mm Appeal