New Jersey

A confusing public records exemption in NJ

Loren Cochran | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | November 16, 2007
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November 16, 2007

A superior court judge in New Jersey says she is inclined to keep an $800,000 consultant's report on how the state can earn money by increasing highway tolls secret because it could cause public confusion, according to a story by the Associated Press.

"I think, quite frankly, that the release of the draft report has potential to greatly confuse the public," Judge Linda Feinberg said on Friday.

Judge rules for anonymous jury in Fort Dix plot trial

Secret Courts | Feature | September 13, 2007
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September 13, 2007

Sep. 13, 2007  ·   Identities of jurors will not be made public in the trial to determine whether six men plotted to kill soldiers at the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, a federal judge ruled Sept. 6.

Despite opposition from all six defendants, Judge Robert B. Kugler of the U.S. District Court in Camden, N.J., agreed with the government that the identities of the jurors should be kept anonymous, particularly because of the level of pretrial publicity the case has already received, he stated in a pretrial conference.

Journalists who speak to prosecutors may waive privilege

Reporter's Privilege | Feature | June 20, 2007
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June 20, 2007

Paper's independent testing leads to reporter's arrest

Newsgathering | Feature | June 6, 2007
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June 6, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   NEW JERSEY   ·   Newsgathering   ·   June 6, 2007

State Supreme Court rules man had right to tape

Newsgathering | Feature | March 7, 2007
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March 7, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   NEW JERSEY   ·   Newsgathering   ·   March 7, 2007


State Supreme Court rules man had right to tape

Judge allows murder victim tape to be played in open court

Secret Courts | Feature | February 28, 2007
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February 28, 2007

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   NEW JERSEY   ·   Secret Courts   ·   Feb. 28, 2007

Court documents open despite secrecy agreement

Secret Courts | Feature | May 12, 2006
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May 12, 2006

55 dollar fee for public meeting minutes unreasonable

Freedom of Information | Feature | March 30, 2006
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March 30, 2006

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   NEW JERSEY   ·   Freedom of Information   ·   March 30, 2006

Public has no guaranteed right to tape open meetings

Content Regulation | Feature | November 30, 2005
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November 30, 2005

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   NEW JERSEY   ·   Broadcasting   ·   Nov. 30, 2005

Utility uses homeland security law to keep data secret

Freedom of Information | Feature | July 12, 2005
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July 12, 2005

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   NEW JERSEY   ·   Freedom of Information   ·   July 12, 2005