Unpublished opinions” are not published in the law books and are not ordinarily written about in legal periodicals.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 I think that it’s important that court opinions, even if they are not precedential, are easily accessible for future use.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 Paff v. Township of Neptune
Monmouth County, Docket No. MON-L-621-15
Hon. Lisa P. Thornton, A.J.S.C.
January 26, 2016 (Order was issued on February 18, 2016)
Click here for the court’s decision.

Summary:  OPRA requires disclosure of police dash cam video that captured a man who allegedly resisted arrest and obstructed justice.  Township to pay plaintiff’s attorney fees and costs. Earlier blog post on this lawsuit is here.

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