“Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.

Patricia Gilleran v. City of East Orange
Essex County, Docket No. ESX-L-5212-15
Hon. Stephanie A. Mitterhoff, J.S.C.
October 28, 2015
Click here for the court’s decision.

Summary:  East Orange must accept OPRA requests by either fax or e-mail and cannot restrict requestors to mailing or hand-delivering their requests.

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