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Supreme Court extends stay of Boston College researchers’ IRA tapes

Two researchers who interviewed combatants in the Irish Troubles for a Boston College oral history project have won an extended reprieve in their fight to prevent recordings from being turned over to the British government.

On Wednesday, US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer extended until Nov. 16 a previous stay he had granted of the order from a federal district court, which had been upheld by an appeals court in Boston, while the researchers prepare a writ of certiorari seeking a Supreme Court hearing of their case.

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