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Commonwealth Court: MVR Videos Are Public

Commonwealth Court today issued an opinion (Pennsylvania State Police v. Michelle Grove) holding that “video recordings of interaction between law enforcement officers and members of the public in a public place” are not exempt from disclosure and, thus, are public records under the Right-to-Know Law. 118 more words

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Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight Closure

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than fighting for its life in court.

The board of the Truebright Science Academy, in the Olney section of the city, has decided to give up its legal fight and close down, leaving 350 students and 35 employees looking for new schools and jobs. 137 more words

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Pennsylvania Court Rejects Law On Municipal Gun Ordinances

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – A state appellate court is striking down a Pennsylvania law designed to make it easier for gun-rights advocates to dismantle local gun ordinances. 229 more words

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Gov. Wolf reinstates Open Records director until Supreme Court hears appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa.–Governor Wolf announced Monday that the executive director of the Office of Open Records can keep his job–at least for now.

Wolf said Erik Arneson can return as director of the Office of Open Records until the state Supreme Court hears his appeal of a court ruling saying the administration should reinstate Arneson to the job. 281 more words

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Commonwealth Court Rules Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records Director; Appeal Filed

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Commonwealth Court has handed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf a setback, ruling he overstepped his authority when he fired the director of the state Office of Open Records. 137 more words

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Court: Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records Chief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf overstepped his powers when he fired the director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the director’s reinstatement with back pay and benefits. 200 more words

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WirePOLITICS: A look at the primary results for Pennsylvania judicial races

By Tom Waring, the Wire 

Pennsylvania voters last week chose candidates to run in the general election for three seats on the Supreme Court.

Six Republicans and six Democrats ran. 278 more words

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