Middlesex County Judge rules special service charge not warranted

Superior Court Judge Travis Francis ruled that the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s $685 special service charge for civil forfeiture records requested by the ACLU is unjustified because gathering the records does not require a “Herculean effort”. Francis cited compliance by other Continue Reading →

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 →

N.J. school district did not violate Sunshine Law, judge says

The Appellate Division on August 18 reversed a lower court ruling that required the Midland Park School Board to provide more documentation with its meeting agendas.  The upper court said the outdated OPMA law did not require it but called Continue Reading →