Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 8 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Court Right to Know Decision could have broad effect

By       (Page 2 of 2 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.   No comments
Become a Premium Member Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
Author 85379
Follow Me on Twitter     Message John Messeder

The panels say any decision will be made in public session, but the truth is the discussions leading to a decision are held behind closed doors, and the vote, though recorded in public, at least appears to have been determined in secret.

One could hope Judge Hess will rule in favor of the public right to know the deliberations of its elected representatives.

"If the judge rules for us, then it's over," Coburn said following the hearing.

But he acknowledged a ruling either way could be appealed to a higher court, even including the state supreme court.

Both PSATS and Brasch have vowed to continue the fight -- to the state supreme court, if necessary. It likely will be necessary. PSATS has attorneys on retainer and plenty of money to pay them, and Brasch also has received promises of financial aid.

But in the end, this is not about one author battling one agency. All the state's residents -- and even those in other states, have a stake in the outcome if Right To Know is to have any meaning at all.

- 2013 by John Messeder. Readers may contact   Email address removed .

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).


Rate It | View Ratings

John Messeder Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

John Messeder is a freelance columnist living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife and Golden Retriever. Although he focuses primarily on environmental policy, he occasionally writes also about education and other government policy subjects.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Court Right to Know Decision could have broad effect

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: