separation of powers

Legislators Lack Standing to Intervene in Legal Challenge to Executive Order

State legislators lack standing to intervene in a challenge to an executive order concerning workers who provide in-home medical and personal care, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Markham v. Wolf.

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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

PA Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General’s Request to Quash Appointment of Special Prosecutor

A supervising judge was authorized to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute alleged violations of grand jury secrecy requirements by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in In re Thirty-Fifth Statewide Investigating Grand Jury.

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