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.
“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.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
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Primary Holding: Anonymous records requestors may not enforce the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) in Superior Court unless they public identify themselves.