“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.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.

    Tina Renna v. County of Union
    Union County, Docket No. UNN-L-2589-10
    Hon. Kathyrn A. Brock, J.S.C.
    September 14, 2010
    Click here for the opinion. 

Holding: Home addresses of citizens who voluntarily signed up for a government newsletter were subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act.

Also available at the above link is the Appellate Division’s decision that affirmed Judge Brock’s decision regarding disclosability of the records but reversed and remanded her decision to enhance Plaintiff’s attorney fee award.

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]