CJ Griffin, Chair of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden's Media Law Group, was quoted by Cape May County Herald in the article, "Appellate Court: OPRA Not Limited to Jersey Citizens." The article reports on the recent court decision not to limit OPRA to only New Jersey citizens.
"The Appellate Division’s decision is a significant victory because allowing out-of-state requestors to utilize OPRA, whether they are individual persons or media companies, advances transparency and benefits the citizens of our state,” stated attorney C.J. Griffin, of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC, who represented Scheeler.
“A citizenship requirement would put endless obstacles in the way of gaining access to public records, even for citizens,” Griffin added. “This is the only decision that makes sense and that fosters transparency.”
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