Government Transparency

True democracy demands government transparency. The ACLU-NJ strengthens the public’s right to hold officials accountable.

Legal Cases

  • Asbury Park Press v. Township of Neptune
    Amicus brief in support of public access to police internal affairs records.
  • State v. Dangcil
    Amicus brief in a challenge to the new jury selection procedures set up as a result of COVID-19
  • ACLU-NJ v. NJ County Prosecutors’ Association
    Challenge to CPANJ's records request denial
  • Rivera v. Fort Lee
    Are police department standard operating procedures available under OPRA and the common law right of access to public information?
  • Ganzweig v. Ocean Co. Prosecutor’s Office
    Amicus brief in support of a person who requested a police dashcam recording under the Open Public Records Act.
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights v. Atlantic City Board of Education
    Challenge to the Board of Ed.'s refusal to comply with OPRA requests from out of state requestors.
  • Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, et al.
    Amicus brief in challenge to Kean University Board of Trustees violation of the Open Public Meetings Act ("OPMA") by not promptly releasing their closed session meeting minutes, as required by law, and by failing to give advance notice to university faculty that would be impacted by the closed session meeting.
  • Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, et al.
    Amicus brief in challenge to Kean University Board of Trustees violation of the Open Public Meetings Act ("OPMA") by not promptly releasing their closed session meeting minutes, as required by law, and by failing to give advance notice to university faculty that would be impacted by the closed session meeting.
  • Paff v. OCPO
    Amicus brief in support of a public records requester seeking access to police dashboard camera footage.
  • ACLU-NJ v. DOH
    The ACLU-NJ requested public records from the NJ Department of Health after the state issued a troubling quarantine policy.

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