Courts tell judges to release info when making appointments

15 Oct 2019 | 05:08

(AP) PA Supreme Court is telling county judges to make public information about candidates when filling government vacancies by appointment. The ruling says judges must release the list of candidates and application materials upon request. The issue arose after a Lycoming County commissioner left to take a state House seat, and a local paper was unable to get the list of the applicants being considered from the president judge. Another judge subsequently ruled the records weren't subject to disclosure.