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Christopher L. Voltz, Esq., cvoltz@tuckerlaw.com, (412) 594-5580

Section 708(b)(10)(i)(A) of the Law, which excepts from the general requirement for disclosure of public records:

A record that reflects:
(A) The internal, predecisional deliberations of an agency, its members, employees or officials or
Continue Reading Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Communications between Agencies and their Consultants are not Exempt under the Internal, Predecisional Deliberation Exception

Christopher L. Voltz, Esq., (412) 594-5580, cvoltz@tuckerlaw.com

Highlands School District v. Rittmeyer, — A.3d –, 2020 WL 7061810, 163 C.D. 2020 (Pa. Commw. Dec. 3, 2020). Commonwealth Court holds that school districts are not required to disclose the names of
Continue Reading School Districts Are Not Required To Identify Employees Who Are Subject To Discipline Unless And Until They Are Demoted Or Discharged

Christopher L. Voltz, Esq., cvoltz@tuckerlaw.com, (412) 594-5580

On Thursday, June 10, Attorney Christopher L. Voltz will help public officials understand the challenges of communicating through digital means at a live webinar hosted by the Local Government Academy. Chris will
Continue Reading Christopher Voltz to present – The Accidental Meeting: Emails, Text Messages and Social Media Posts under the Sunshine Act and the RTKL

Christopher L. Voltz, Esq., cvoltz@tuckerlaw.com, (412) 594-5580

Easton Area Sch. Dist. v. Miller, 232 A.3d 716 (Pa. 2020).  Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds that images of students in a school bus surveillance video are “educational records” under FERPA and
Continue Reading Images of Students must be Removed from School Bus Surveillance Video when Responding to a Request for Records Under the Right-To-Know Law

Chris Voltz

In Anonymous v. Norristown Municipality, AP 2020-2496, the Municipality received a request for records about a police officer from a Requester identified only as “E3E3” that was sent from admin@e3e3.com.  The Municipality denied the Request and
Continue Reading OOR Confirms that Local Agencies are not Required to Respond to Anonymous RTKL Requests

Chris Voltz

In Anonymous v. Norristown Municipality, AP 2020-2496, the Municipality received a request for records about a police officer from a Requester identified only as “E3E3” that was sent from admin@e3e3.com.  The Municipality denied the Request and
Continue Reading OOR Confirms that Local Agencies are not Required to Respond to Anonymous RTKL Requests

Chris Voltz

In Rosner v. Buckingham Township, AP 2020-1364 (“Rosner II”), the Township redacted residents’ names, home addresses, and tax map parcel I.D. numbers from the requested invoices setting forth charges to residents under the Township’s Stormwater Management Ordinance
Continue Reading OOR Continues to Hold that Names and Home Addresses Are Protected by the Constitutional Right to Privacy, but that Tax Map Parcel I.D. Numbers Are Not Protected