Haverstick v. Pa. AG

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed an order that denied a Right to Know Law (RTKL) request. The Office of Attorney General (OAG) determined that the requested documents reflected internal, predecisional deliberations, and were thus exempt from disclosure. Requester appealed to the Commonwealth Court, specifically regarding the OAG’s decision to withhold ex parte communications contained within the responsive records. The Court reversed the denial of the records request and held that the communications at issue did “not fall within the definition of predecisional deliberations for purposes of section 708(b)(10)(i)(A) of the RTKL.”

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