Conservative website RedState.com posted the thesis, but on Friday a Princeton archivist, Daniel Linke, e-mailed Red State, asking that the full text of the thesis be removed from the site, citing copyright laws. Red State subsequently removed the full text, but other sites quickly reposted it.

Now the White House says it will release the 130-page Princeton thesis, as well as one Kagan wrote at Oxford on the exclusionary rule, which regards illegally seized evidence…

“These documents were not specifically requested by the Judiciary Committee in the questionnaire, but demonstrating our commitment to transparency they will be made available to the Committee and the public regardless.”