“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

Ganzweig v. Township of Lakewood
Ocean County, Docket No. OCN-L-2392-13
Hon. Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C.
September 27, 2013
Click here for the opinion.

Summary:  Records that later form the basis of a police internal affairs investigation do not become retroactively exempt from OPRA’s disclosure requirement, declining to follow Blaustein v. Lakewood Police Department, Government Records Council Complaint No. 2011-102 (June 26, 2012)

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