Right to Know Clearinghouses for Personal Information No More: Supreme Court Declares Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy for Public School Employees

On October 18, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in Pennsylvania State Education Association v. Commonwealth et al. – extending a constitutional right of informational privacy to public school employees with respect to their home addresses. As a result of the Court’s ruling, school districts are prohibited from releasing the home…

Supreme Court Drills Down on Hydraulic Fracturing

Supreme Court Drills Down on Hydraulic Fracturing and Vacates Several Sections of the Oil and Gas Act On September 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided yet another milestone decision involving the Commonwealth’s controversial Oil and Gas Act.  Described by some as a message to the oil and gas industry, the Court’s decision has important…