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BIG WIN: NJ Supreme Court grants access to electronic records

In its 6/20/2017 decision in Paff v. Galloway Twp. et al., the NJ Supreme Court held that information in electronic form is itself a government record! This serves to open the door to a broad range of public records stored in electronic databases.

Can non-residents of NJ utilize OPRA?

Courts in Burlington (on appeal), Ocean, and Gloucester Counties ruled non-residents have standing. Courts in Cape May and Atlantic Counties ruled they don't (latter appealed by ACLU-NJ). And a Bergen County judge ruled a requestor does not need to provide address.

NJ Supreme Court to review access to police records

A June 11, 2015 Appellate Division ruling severely restricting access to law enforcement records is being felt across the state. The case was argued before the NJ Supreme Court on 11/9/2016. Ruling pending.
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