Regarding James Holmes case
The State of Colorado’s criminal prosecution will occur over a period of many months. As those legal proceedings occur, both the prosecution and the defense will make arguments to the court about what they understand the evidence to be, and Judge Sylvester has clearly indicated that the courtroom is the proper forum for evidence to be presented and for him to resolve important legal questions.
The University of Colorado believes these legal processes will ultimately present the full history of James Holmes’ interactions with the University of Colorado, its educators, and its medical providers. Until then, the University may only provide information when doing so is permitted by not only Judge Sylvester’s orders, but also by the laws governing the physician-patient relationship and educational privacy.