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Kane looks to courts for guidance in pornography scandal

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 25, 2015 4:09 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says her office may not fight open-records requests to release more details about pornographic emails discovered on state computers.

Kane's statement comes as she maintains that releasing the information will aid her defense against criminal charges she leaked investigative information and lied about it.

The Commonwealth Court has scheduled a Sept. 16 hearing on Kane's challenge to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Right-to-Know Law request for the emails.

Kane says she hopes the state Supreme Court will decide before then what can be released and render requests for the emails moot.

Kane's office says it worries that releasing some of the material could be perceived as retaliating against current or former employees of the office who are witnesses against her.

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