The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Rave

December 21, 2012

Saylor is victim of judicial secrecy

(Continued)

While whistleblower protection is an important factor in any check on judicial authority, there are indications here that this challenge reflected inappropriate tactical behavior -- control exerted through accusation and intimidation over a difference of judgment.

The judge's apparent decision to openly challenge these tactics would lift the lid on publicly supported operations that have not, in the context of statewide data, produced sterling results for Northumberland County. Although this small ray of sunlight emanates from insider conflict, it may spotlight areas of much-needed improvement in youth and children's services.

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