Pa. Paper Fails In Bid To Alter Election Reporting Rules

Law360, Philadelphia (October 9, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday dismissed a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suit seeking media access to polling places, nullifying a proposed settlement between the paper and a local election authority that would have allowed reporters to witness voters signing in.

In a 58-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer agreed with Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele — a defendant in the case along with the Allegheny County Board of Elections  — who claimed the newspaper failed to demonstrate that its constitutional rights had been violated...
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