ACLU intervenes in N.J. public records denial for out-of-state group

ACLU of New Jersey is appealing a Feb. 19 Superior Court decision upholding Atlantic City School District’s denial of public records to a Washington D.C. advocacy group because the group is based out-of-state. An Appellate Division decision has statewide application, Continue Reading →

Appellate Court ruling: No residency requirement for OPRA

UPDATE (5/16/2018):  An Appellate Court ruled today that the right to request records under OPRA is not limited to New Jersey residents. The ruling upheld a lower court opinion in Burlington County and reversed those in Cape May and Atlantic Continue Reading →

Atlantic County Judge says public agencies can’t sue under OPRA!

A judge in Atlantic County has held that public agencies cannot sue requestors for declarations that the records sought are not subject to OPRA.  The court affirmed that only the requestor can sue under OPRA and awarded attorney’s fees to Continue Reading →