- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

BELELFONTE, Pa. (AP) - The president judge of a central Pennsylvania county has withdrawn an order issued last week requiring county officials to deny all pending or future Right-to-Know requests involving Common Pleas and district judges in the county.

Centre County Judge Thomas Kistler rescinded the order Wednesday after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue to have it overturned.

Still pending are lawsuits by District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker and Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Grine, who want to stop the county from releasing any records involving the judiciary.

Kistler says he’s working with the county to determine the best way to answer Right-to-Know requests without compromising information - like phone records - which some judges say shouldn’t be released.

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