Monthly Archives: November 2011

A RTK response omission: On purpose, or by mistake?

A guy just walked into our office with some questions about the response to an open-records request he’d gotten from a York County municipality. The municipality — to its credit — had given him a lot of the info he’d … Continue reading

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Is Penn State about to be brought into the light of Pa.’s right-to-know law?

Lots of stuff swirling around about Penn State’s exemption to the state’s right-to-know law in the context of the Sandusky child-sex-abuse charges and the public’s ability to oversee what happens at Penn State (and what happened in the years Sandusky allegedly … Continue reading

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Report notes Penn State’s exemptions from right-to-know law

A New York Times story today points out that Penn State has exemptions to the right-to-know law that will make it difficult for the public to have access to e-mails, phone records and other information that could shed light on who knew … Continue reading

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Penn State’s crime stats available online

The U.S. Department of Education says it will investigate whether Penn  State broke federal laws by not reporting to law enforcement allegations of child sex abuse against a former assistant football coach. “Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities are … Continue reading

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Deadspin: Oh BTW, remember that we all know Paterno’s salary

The sports website deadspin.com, among its updates on the Jerry Sandusky case, reminds us that Joe Paterno’s salary was made public after the (Harrisburg) Patriot-News won a court fight over a right-to-know request. Deadspin, not known for bring prim, titled … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Charging documents in sex-abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky, who at one time was thought to be Joe Paterno’s successor as Penn State’s head football coach, now faces sex-abuse charges, according to documents filed today in Centre County.  Read the list of charges here. Note that the … Continue reading

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