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Eli Segal, a partner and a co-chair of Pepper Hamilton's Media and First Amendment and Transparency practices, was quoted in the March 12, 2019 LancasterOnline article, "Pennsylvania's 10-Year-Old Right-to-Know Law Gets Mixed Reviews at Harrisburg Event."
"One of the great things about this law is you don't have to say why you want the information," Eli Segal, an attorney specializing in media law, said.
But one drawback is the arduous and costly legal process it takes to fight an agency refusing to turn over documents.
"It can take so long to get a record that by the time you get it, it has either broken your budget or it's not relevant anymore," Segal said. "It can take two, three, four years before you get the information, and to me that undercuts the relevancy of the law."