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Unpublished trial court OPRA opinion.

“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

John P. Schmidt v. Swedesboro-Woolwich Board of Education, et al.
Gloucester County, Docket No. GLO-L-862-14
Hon. Georgia M. Curio, A.J.S.C.
Undated (Approximately mid-November 2014)
Click here for the court’s decision.

Summary: After in camera review, court denied requestor’s challenge to redactions school board applied to its executive session minutes, citing the deliberative process privilege.

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project