NJ Supreme Court to hear case that cut access to police records

UPDATE (11/9/16):  The NJ Supreme Court heard oral argument on this case on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.   Attorney Walter Luers argued the case on NJFOG’s behalf in Richard Gutman’s absence.   UPDATE (9/16/16):  Oral argument before the State Supreme Court Continue Reading →

Amicus brief in the appeal of the Lyndhurst decision, which curtailed access to police records

Groups are lining up against the NJ Appellate Division’s Lyndhurst decision that made virtually all criminal records exempt under OPRA. The case is being appealed to the NJ Supreme Court.  Also see our post, “Fallout of the Appellate Division’s Lyndhurst Continue Reading →

Appellate Court to rule on who can file an OPRA lawsuit

UPDATE (12/18/2015):  For NJ Appellate Court ruling, see http://njfog.org/2015/12/18/2707/. — What has come to be called “first strikes” or “pre-emptive strikes” by public agencies is a hot topic these days with a growing number of records requestors finding themselves as Continue Reading →

NJPA court brief challenges a public agency’s right to sue under OPRA

UPDATE (12/18/2015):  For NJ Appellate Court ruling, see http://njfog.org/2015/12/18/2707/. — The New Jersey Press Association (NJPA) has filed an amicus brief challenging a records custodian’s ability to file a declaratory judgment lawsuit in response to an Open Public Records Act Continue Reading →