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Public Agencies Cannot Frustrate Access to Public Records by Reducing Their Technological Capabilities

After Paff v. Galloway, in which the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the public had a right to receive logs of e-mails to or from public officials, one potential response from public agencies was to reduce t… >

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Designated OPRA Judges

OPRA requires that each county designate a judge to handle OPRA matters.  As a result, each County has a designated OPRA judge.  The list may be found on the Court’s website.  While it does… >

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Settlement Agreement Resolving Internal Disciplinary matter Not a Public Record

Since Asbury Park Press v. County of Monmouth, 406 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2009), aff’d o.b., 201 N.J. 5 (2010), settlement agreements to which public agencies are parties have been treated as public rec… >

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Doe v. Rutgers, Part 2 -- Students Cannot Utilize OPRA to Access Their Own Medical Records

In Part 1 regarding Doe v. Rutgers, an OPRA opinion published by the Appellate Division on January 12, 2021, we discussed how the Court held that students, their parents and guardians have the right under OPRA … >

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Doe v. Rutgers, Part 1 – Students May Use OPRA to Access Their Own Records

On January 12, 2021, the Appellate Division published Doe v. Rutgers, which is the latest word on the rights of students and the parents and guardians of students to access student records from schools.  (… >