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 →

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 →

Lawsuit cites conflicting Appellate decisions on access to police records

The below blog post about an OPRA lawsuit for police incident reports and “use of force” reports discusses the Appellate decision (North Jersey Media Group v. Lyndhurst Twp.) that cut access to many law enforcement records “that even tangentially relate Continue Reading →

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

UPDATE (7/11/2017):  On July 11, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court released its decision in North Jersey Media v. Twp of Lyndhurst. The mixed ruling reverses the Appellate Court in part but also allows agencies to withhold some records under 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 →