NJ Supreme Court rules in North Jersey Media v. Lyndhurst Twp.

NEW JERSEY FOUNDATION FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT’S STATEMENT REGARDING NORTH JERSEY MEDIA GROUP, INC. V. TOWNSHIP OF LYNDHURST (N.J. SUPREME COURT OPRA CASE – ACCESS TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORY RECORDS) By Walter M. Luers, Esq.   Today, July 11, 2017, the New Continue Reading →

OPMA and OPRA modernization bills S1045 and S1046 pass out of Senate Committee

Yesterday, 6/29/2017, bills S1045 and S1046 — the OPMA and OPRA amendments, respectively — passed out of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. NJFOG was there to support the bills, which are greatly improved from prior versions. For example, the Continue Reading →

Tarus v. Pine Hill: You have a common law right to video-record a public meeting

UPDATE (8/10/2017): On August 8th, the Lyndhurst Board of Commissioners introduced Ordinance No. 2970-17, and passed on first reading, a 2nd attempt at regulating video-recording of their meetings. Among other provisions, it requires 1-hour advance notice, set up at least Continue Reading →

Appellate Court’s use of defendant’s initials suppressed reporting

Use of only a defendant’s initials in an Appellate Court opinion masked the lower court’s errors resulting in the Appellate level reversal of a felony conviction. Newspapers that covered the earlier conviction — and stated the felon’s name — were Continue Reading →