Office of Open Records

Governor Cannot Remove Open Records Director without Cause

The Executive Director of the Office of Open Records (OOR) is not subject to the Governor’s constitutional power to remove his appointees at-will, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Arneson v. Wolf.

Governor Exceeded his Authority in Removing Open Records Director

The Executive Director of the Office of Open Records (OOR) is independent from the executive branch and insulated from the Governor’s constitutional power to remove appointees at-will, a split en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court held in Arneson v. Wolf

Sample Data Collected by DEP during Study Exempt from Public Disclosure as Record of Non-criminal Investigation

Sample data collected by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in a radiation exposure study is exempt from disclosure under the Right-to-Know Law as a record of a non-criminal investigation, the Commonwealth Court held in Department of Environmental Protection v. Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

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