Pa. High Court Widens Judicial Review In Open Records Rows

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a ruling finding that judges have the right to make their own findings of fact when hearing appeals from the state’s Office of Open Records over public access to government documents.

Writing for the majority in a 4-2 decision, Justice Seamus McCaffery agreed that the state’s Commonwealth Court properly determined the scope of its review when it found that OOR had improperly redacted the recipients of goods and services purchased with federal funds by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management...
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