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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 stored 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 decides access to police records

The NJ Supreme Court ruled on July 11, 2017, reversing parts of the Appellate Court's restrictive June 2015 ruling but allowing public agencies to withhold some records under certain conditions.
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