NJFOG: Atlantic County Judge says public agencies can’t sue under OPRA!

A judge in Atlantic County has just held that public agencies cannot sue records requestors for declarations that the records sought are not subject to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The court affirmed that only the requestor can sue under OPRA and awarded attorney’s fees to the defendant-requestor!

Click HERE to see the opinion and order in the case, Township of Hamilton v. Scheeler et al.  Continue>>>

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NFOIC’s FOI Friday for December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

A few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier:

ACLU ready to challenge Clinton (Ia.) over records

CLINTON, Iowa — The Citizens for Open Government group has been denied its request for obtaining closed meeting records from the city of Clinton regarding the federal lawsuit over ambulance billings by the city.

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New Jersey lawmakers want open records law applied to legislators

From lehighvalleylive.com:

Two Republican New Jersey lawmakers want to pull back the curtain on the state’s public records law by removing some provisions that exempt legislators.

Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman-elect Chris Brown plan to introduce in January a bill to allow the decade-old Open Public Records Act, known as OPRA, to apply to communications between legislators and other governmental agencies.

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