The dispute over Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to fire the state’s Open Records director is in the hands of a state court.
A Commonwealth Court panel will consider whether Wolf had the power to dismiss Erik Arneson, appointed by former Gov. Tom Corbett.
Wolf’s lawyers say the Open Records director is an at-will employee of the governor’s administration.
But Matt Haverstick, a lawyer for Arneson, says the law creating the office clearly intends to insulate it from the whims of the governor.