NJ Open Government Notes

Unpublished Trial Court OPRA opinion

“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.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

    Paff v. Atlantic County Alliance
    Atlantic County, Docket No. ATL-L-4089-12
    Hon. James P. Savio, J.S.C.
    November 16, 2012
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Primary Holding: the Atlantic City Alliance, a private, not-for-profit corporation that the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, a government agency, is statutorily required to contract with, is not a “public agency” as defined by the Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

By John Paff

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