State of New Jersey, Department of Env. Protection v. North Beach 1003, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Beach access has long been an important and controversial issue in New Jersey.  After Superstorm Sandy in 2013, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) partnered with the federal Army Corps of Engineers, pursuant t

Paff v. Galloway Tp., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In this OPRA case, as discussed here, plaintiff sought to obtain copies of fields in e-mails sent by the Galloway Township Clerk and the Township’s Police Chief during a two-week period in 2013.  Plaintiff did not seek the e-mails themselves, but only the “sender,” “recipient,” “date

In making up for lost time, a separate post was warranted to take note of three new grants of review by the Supreme Court.  The cases address very different areas of the law.

The biggest of the three cases may be Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris Cty. Bd. of Chosen Freeholders.  The Court granted certification and accelerated this appeal.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Does the County’s voter-approved program providing grants to non-pr