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BIG WIN: NJ Supreme Court grants access to electronic records

In its 6/20/2017 decision in Paff v. Galloway Twp. et al., the NJ Supreme Court held that information stored in electronic form is itself a government record. This opens the door to a broad range of public records stored in electronic databases.

Appellate Court: No residency requirement for OPRA

An Appellate Court ruled on 5/16/2018 that the right to request records under OPRA is not limited to New Jersey residents. The ruling upheld a lower court opinion in Burlington Co. and reversed 2 others in Cape May and Atlantic Cos.

NJ Supreme Court decides access to police records

The NJ Supreme Court ruled on July 11, 2017, reversing parts of the Appellate Court's restrictive June 2015 ruling but allowing public agencies to withhold some records under certain conditions.
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