Commentary on the “No need to confirm nor deny” Appellate ruling

by Raymond Baldino, Esq.   NJFOG foreword: On 8/31/16, the Appellate Division upheld a lower court ruling that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office could respond to an OPRA request by North Jersey Media by neither confirming nor denying the existence Continue Reading →

OK to neither confirm nor deny records exist, says Appellate Court

In 2013, North Jersey Media sought records from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office relating to a Catholic priest who had not been arrested or charged with a crime. The agency denied the request and neither confirmed nor denied the existence Continue Reading →

Do non-residents of New Jersey have standing under OPRA?

UPDATE (4/03/2017): A Bergen Judge has ruled that an OPRA requestor does not need to provide his address. Read more HERE.   UPDATE (Jan. 2017):  Judge Georgia M. Curio has rejected a motion to reconsider her October 2016 decision, which Continue Reading →

Media companies begin appeal of N.J. public records ruling

UPDATE (9/10/2016):  See bottom of post. — The pivotal question of whether or not a public agency can respond to a request for records by neither confirming nor denying that they exist is before the NJ Appellate Division. -NJFOG NorthJersey.com Nov. Continue Reading →

Bergen Prosecutor’s OPRA request procedure leads to complaint, then improvement

In line with our mission to improve accessibility to public records, NJFOG, working through one of its officers, has made it easier for members of the public to request records from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.   – NJFOG Many public Continue Reading →