Supreme Court: OOR is Unique, Independent

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania today issued a ruling which holds that the Office of Open Records is “a unique and sui generis independent body” and that its executive director is not an at-will employee.

I believe the Office of Open Records must be independent to work as it was intended, and I’m thrilled the Supreme Court agreed. I’m excited to continue working as the head of this office. It’s an incredible team.

Here are the majority opinion, authored by Justice Baer and joined by Chief Justice Saylor and Justice Eakin, and a dissenting opinion, authored by Justice Todd:

Majority Opinion
Dissenting Opinion

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