Commonwealth Court has denied a request by The Patriot-News and The Sentinel of Carlisle to reinstate a Cumberland County ruling that opened to the public meetings held by The Dickinson School of Law's board of governors. Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the board does not have to open its meetings. The newspapers are asking the state Supreme Court to permit an appeal of that decision. The newspapers will also ask the Supreme Court to reinstate the county court ruling.
Interest in the board's discussions is high in light of a proposal to move the school from Carlisle to University Park, the main campus of parent institution Penn State.