Right-to-Know Law

Attorney General not Required to Disclose Pornographic Emails

The Right-to-Know Law does not compel Attorney General Kathleen Kane to disclose pornographic emails sent or received by OAG employees using their work accounts, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled in Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General v. Philadelphia Inquirer

By | December 7th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, Government Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Attorney General not Required to Disclose Pornographic Emails

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.

State Police Ordered to Release Video Recording of Traffic Stop to Driver

A video recording of a traffic stop was not exempt from disclosure as a criminal investigative record under the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) or the Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA), the Commonwealth Court ruled in Pennsylvania State Police v. Grove.

By | July 31st, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on State Police Ordered to Release Video Recording of Traffic Stop to Driver

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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