Legal Hotline: 2020 Federal Election Political Ads

Q:    An advertiser wants to place a political ad for the upcoming primary and run similar ads closer to the presidential election, but the advertiser does not want to include any disclaimer…

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Legal Hotline: 911 Recordings and Transcripts

Q:  Are 911 call recordings and transcripts public records under the Right to Know Law? A:  The Right to Know Law allows agencies to deny access to 911 audio recordings and transcripts,…

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Legal Hotline: Act 22 and Law Enforcement Recordings

Q:  Are police dash camera videos public records under the Right to Know Law? A:  No, Act 22 of 2017 removed law enforcement audio and video recordings from the Right to Know Law…

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Josh Shapiro serves as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General to combat crime, uphold individual rights and protect consumers. He is the sixth person elected to the office, and was sworn in on January 17,…

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Legal Hotline: Sunshine Law and Generic Voting

Q:  A school board has been voting using nonspecific language such as “we vote to approve items 1-10 on the agenda.”  There’s not always an agenda provided and when one is distributed,…

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