Court rules Pa. records requests must be considered

From York Daily Record:

HARRISBURG, Pa.—Public-records requests filed under Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law need not cite the law or satisfy other technicalities so long as they include the requester's name and address and enough information for government agencies to identify the records being sought, an appellate court panel ruled Monday.

In a 4-3 decision, the majority said the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board erred in ignoring an anti-gambling activist's 2009 request for records of communication between the regulatory agency and applicants competing for a resort casino license that was ultimately awarded to a facility in Valley Forge.