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Cosgrove Sworn in to Commonwealth Court

WILKES-BARRE — The newest member of the state’s Commonwealth Court is from Luzerne County.

Judge Joe Cosgrove of Forty Fort was sworn in Tuesday afternoon at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre. 111 more words

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Commonwealth Court Weighs in on Large RTKL Requests

This week, Commonwealth Court issued a ruling in Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (SSHE) v. Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF). 742 more words

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5 Top Appellate Court Decisions in 2015

Every year, dozens of RTKL cases are decided by the Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court, and county Courts of Common Pleas.

Here, in no particular order, are five of the most significant decisions from 2015. 415 more words

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City Offers Grace Period For Police Officers Living Outside City Limits

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Amnesty is sometimes offered to people who live outside the law, but now the City of Pittsburgh is offering it to police officers who live outside the city, violating the residency requirement. 335 more words

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OOR's In Camera Power Upheld

In Township of Worcester v. Office of Open Records and James Mollick, the Commonwealth Court has reaffirmed that the OOR’s Appeals Officers — the attorneys who review appeals under the Right-to-Know Law and issue Final Determinations — have the authority to order… 383 more words

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Court Restores Mandate That Police Live Within Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A divided Pennsylvania appeals court is restoring a requirement that Pittsburgh police officers live within the city limits.

Commonwealth Court ruled 4 to 3 on Thursday that an arbitration panel shouldn’t have inserted a clause into the police union contract that’s let officers live within 25 miles of the City-County Building. 111 more words

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