City of Newark Releases Emails about Facebook Donation

December 31, 2012

NEWARK – In response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU-NJ, the City of Newark has released emails exchanged between public officials about a $100 million donation to Newark Public Schools. The city released the emails after a judge ordered the city to release the correspondence.

"It is unfortunate that it took a lawsuit and ruling from the judge to force the City of Newark to turn over public documents," said Ed Barocas, legal director for the ACLU-NJ. "We and our clients will now review the documents. And if there are no bombshells in these emails, the public has a right to ask why the city was so adamant in its refusal to release them, costing the city significant legal fees."

The case is captioned Secondary Parent Council v. Newark

Case Documents

Email Correspondence Ordered Released

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Category: Open Government

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