Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Unpublished Trial Court OPRA opinion

Update: The Appellate Division ruled in A.A. v. Gramiccioni, 442 N.J. Super. 276 (App. Div. 2015) that, absent compelling circumstance, anonymous OPRA lawsuits are not permitted.
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"Unpublished opinions" are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals. Unless somebody puts them on-line and calls attention to them, they are likely not to be located by people who may want to search for them. I think that it's important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

I have converted the scanned opinion to a searchable text version. A link to the scan is contained within the footer to the live document.

    Anonymous v. Borough of Longport
    Atlantic County, Docket No. ATL-L-9552-11
    Hon. Nelson C. Johnson, J.S.C.
    August 17, 2012
    Click here for the opinion.
   
Primary Holding: Anonymous records requestors may not enforce the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in Superior Court unless they public identify themselves. 

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