The public must be allowed to review the interpretive statements for local ballot questions, says Appellate Court

A New Jersey Appellate Court ruled on July 9, 2018 that a local governing body must approve at a public meeting the interpretive statement for any public question on the local ballot, such that the public will be afforded an Continue Reading →

Can a public body block release of meeting minutes under OPRA simply by failing to approve them?

Governmental bodies are required to keep minutes of their public meetings under the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), but release of those records is largely governed by the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Though the OPMA requires that minutes be Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: John Paff v. Township of Moorestown

Case Name: John Paff v. Township of Moorestown, et al Docket Number: BUR-L-340-16 County: Burlington Filing Date: February 16, 2016 Presiding Judge: Ronald E. Bookbinder Status: OPRA loss/OPMA win. The case is currently on appeal.   Overview: This case presents Continue Reading →