Chris Christie

Judge Orders Christie Administration to Release Records

regarding the Bridgegate scandal


NEWARK – After a hearing this morning, Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ordered the Christie Administration to turn over by August 15th records requested by a government transparency activist who wanted to review requests others had made in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey represents Harry Scheeler of Cape May County, who has been auditing local, county and state agencies for years to see if they are compliant with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Scheeler conducts his audits by requesting – and receiving – records of all Open Public Records Act requests submitted to various government agencies.