Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno joined the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System before the Right to Know Act existed, so his salary information shouldn’t be subject to the law, an attorney for Penn State argued Monday before the state Supreme Court.

That was one strategy Pennsylvania State University employed in its effort to have overturned a Commonwealth Court ruling that the Right to Know Act requires the release of faculty salary information the retirement system has even though the university itself is not bound by the law.

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