The ACLU-NJ filed suit on behalf of Kathy McGuire, who made an anonymous Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request seeking information about the number of dog licenses issued to a resident of Waterford Township. The complaint charges that after initially refusing to comply with an anonymous records request, township officials disclosed McGuire's identity and personal information to the dog owner about whom she had made her records request. The complaint alleges violations of McGuire's rights under OPRA, as well as her privacy and due process rights under the New Jersey and U.S. constitutions. In January 2006, the trial court dismissed the case. The ACLU-NJ has appealed to the Appellate Division of Superior Court. Oral argument was heard on December 19, 2006.
- McGuire: Complaint (22 KB pdf)