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Sheryl L. Brown, Esquire Presents Training Session on Wiretap Act, Police Body Cameras and Right to Know Law at PSATS Conference

On April 24, 2018, Sherry Brown, Esquire presented a training session at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Officials (“PSATS”) Spring 2018 Educational Conference titled: The Wiretap Act, Police Body Cams, and the Right-to-Know Law.  The session focused on Act 22 of 2017, which amended the Pennsylvania Wiretap Law to open the door for law enforcement…

Right to Know Law Article by Michael G. Crotty, Esquire & Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire Featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Bellwoar proudly recognizes partners, Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire and Michael G. Crotty, Esquire for their recently featured article, The Right to Know Law and the Sunshine Act, Balancing Transparency and Confidentiality in Local Government in the December 2017 issue of PSAB’s Borough News Magazine. Read the full article here: The Right to Know Law and…

Supreme Court Pulls No Punches: Highlights Procedural Due Process Deficiencies Under the Right To Know Law

As discussed in Michael G. Crotty’s previous article, Right to Know Clearinghouses for Personal Information No More: Supreme Court Declares Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy for School Teachers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark decision in Pennsylvania State Education Association v. Commonwealth et al. concerning public school teachers’ constitutional right to informational…

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…