The state Supreme Court held oral arguments last week in Harrisburg in the appeal of a media company that was prohibited from immediately looking at a coroner’s autopsy report to find out the manner in which a Pennsylvania college student died under the Right-to-Know Law.

At issue was whether there is a conflict between the relatively young RTKL and the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Act, which says manner-of-death records only become public 30 days after the end of the year in which the person died.

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