Partner CJ Griffin was quoted and mentioned as counsel for Libertarians for a Transparent Government in the New Jersey Law Journal’s article, “Court Limits OPRA’s Scope in Request Over Prosecutor’s Office Employee’s Resignation.” The group said they were entitled to more information about a public employee’s resignation, such as whether he resigned voluntarily or under threat of adverse action.
CJ Griffin of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden in Hackensack, New Jersey, who represented the plaintiff, said she was “very happy with” the court’s requirement that the prosecutor’s office cast a wider net for documents. But her request for information about Doe’s reason for quitting was “a theory soundly rooted in law,” despite the court’s rejection of it.
Griffin said the drug test report about Doe was “concerning” because he was an employee of the evidence room at the prosecutor’s office, which would allow him to come in contact with narcotics of all kinds. She said that given the sensitivity of his position, the public had a right to know if his resignation was part of a “gentleman’s agreement.”
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