In 2012, the ACLU-NJ filed an appeal in state court challenging the Department of Law and Public Safety’s adoption of a regulation that designates certain categories of public records as exempt from disclosure under the Open Public Records Act. The lawsuit asserts that the agency overstepped its authority because the regulation exempts broad categories of documents that the legislature determined should be disclosed. The suit argues that the new rules prevent access to document when there is no risk to public safety from being released to the public.
Status: This case is awaiting argument before the Appellate Division.
- NJAC 13-1E-3: Amicus Brief (951 KB pdf)