New Jersey Taxpayers Pay the Price for State Withholding Public Records

From January 2012 through March 4, 2016, the State had to reimburse over $1 million to successful plaintiffs for their legal fees in 54 cases involving requests for records.  That taxpayer-funded tab doesn’t even include defense and other costs.  -NJFOG — NBCPhiladelphia.com 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 decision drastically limits public access to law enforcement records

In a decision binding on every public agency in the State, a State appeals court has severely limited access to police records. NJFOG will work with other interested parties to limit or reverse this decision. The decision is available HERE. Continue Reading →