Lawrence School Board over-redacted its closed meeting minutes

Records requestors are often given redacted (i.e. black-lined) versions of the minutes from their town council’s or school board’s closed or executive meetings. Sometimes, the redactions are explained only by a vague description such as “on-going litigation” while other times Continue Reading →

Lawrence Twp. Council and Board of Ed. charged with OPMA and OPRA violations

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release October 5, 2016   Lawrence Twp. Council and Board of Ed. charged with OPMA and OPRA violations   Lawrence Township Board of Education and Municipal Council have both been taken to court for allegedly running Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: NJFOG v. Lawrence Township Board of Education

  Case Name:  NJFOG v. Lawrence Township Board of Education Docket Number:  MER-L-1831-16 County / Vicinage:  Mercer Filing Date:  September 12, 2016 Presiding Judge:   Jacobson, Mary C. Status:  closed   Overview: The complaint alleges multiple violations of the OPMA and Continue Reading →