Pa. Justices to Eye Centre County DA’s Open Records Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to take up the question of whether a district attorney's office is a judicial agency under the state's open records law, granting Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller's petition for an appeal.

The justices granted allocatur Wednesday in Parks Miller v. County of Centre. The case stems from Parks Miller's 2015 petition for an injunction, which the trial court granted, enjoining the county government from releasing certain records from the Centre County District Attorney's Office. But the Commonwealth Court later reversed that ruling, leading to Parks Miller's appeal.

In taking the appeal, the Supreme Court agreed to consider whether "district attorneys and their offices constitute 'judicial agencies' as defined under Section 102 of the Right-to-Know Law."