DCNF Reporter Wins Massive Legal Victory Against County That Tried To Silence Her For Requesting Public Records
From Daily Caller:
Daily Caller News Foundation reporter Megan Brock secured a victory last week after she was sued by Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 2022 to prevent the release of documents she requested related to the county’s school reopening plans and COVID-19 restrictions.
After the court conducted an in-camera review of the records, Judge Denise M. Bowman ruled on April 28 that more than half of Brock’s requests, which were made under the state’s Right-to-Know Law (RTK), had been withheld “in bad faith.” She ordered the county to release certain documents and pay $1,500 in sanctions for each of the two lawsuits brought against Brock, the maximum allowed under RTK.
“These court decisions are tremendous victories for the ‘right to know’ of parents and citizens,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Indeed, the Court recognized the bad faith nature of the outrageous government lawsuits against our client Megan Brock for daring to ask questions about crazed covid school shutdowns.”
Brock, one of the county parents on the forefront of the fight to keep schools open during COVID-19, called the ruling a win “for every person in Bucks County, regardless of political affiliation.”
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