CJ Griffin Quoted in northjersey.com article on the Need to Return to the Normal OPRA Deadlines as Restrictions are Eased and Public Health Emergency is Ending

CJ Griffin Quoted in northjersey.com article on the Need to Return to the Normal OPRA Deadlines as Restrictions are Eased and Public Health Emergency is Ending

May 26, 2021
Attorneys CJ Griffin, partner and Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in the northjersey.com article, “NJ to end public health emergency, but that doesn't mean much for public records access.” The article discusses how New Jersey lawmakers are working to end the state's 15-month public health emergency without reversing provisions enacted in response to the pandemic that have hidden government records from public oversight during the COVID crisis.

“Just as we are opening up businesses and returning to normal, we also need to return to normal with OPRA’s deadlines and open our government back up to sunlight," said CJ Griffin, a Hackensack attorney who specializes in public records access and represents the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey, The Record and NorthJersey.com. "Transparency was a victim of the pandemic, but now it is time to restore access and let the public see what agencies have been up to the past 15 months.”

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