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 →

CASE SUMMARY: LFTG v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office

Case Name: Libertarians for Transparent Government (LFTG) v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Docket Number: OCN-L-1699-16 County: Ocean Filing Date: June 23, 2016 Presiding Judge: Mark Troncone Status: Closed   Overview: This case seeks to determine how much information a government Continue Reading →

Lawsuit against Long Beach Island BOE claims Records and Meetings Act violations

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release On March 2, 2016, the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) filed suit in Ocean County Superior Court claiming that the Long Beach Island Board of Education committed multiple violations of the state’s Open Continue Reading →

Appellate Court ruling: No residency requirement for OPRA

UPDATE (5/16/2018):  An Appellate Court ruled today that the right to request records under OPRA is not limited to New Jersey residents. The ruling upheld a lower court opinion in Burlington County and reversed those in Cape May and Atlantic Continue Reading →

CASE SUMMARY: NJFOG v. Long Beach Island Board of Education

Case Name:  NJFOG v. Long Beach Island Board of Education Docket Number:  OCN-L-579-16 County / Vicinage:  Ocean Filing Date:  March 2, 2016 Presiding Judge:   Lynch Ford, Marlene Status:  Closed   Overview: The complaint alleges multiple violations of the OPMA and OPRA. Continue Reading →