|Multi Request||All electronic records of former-Gov. Chris Christie's office|
|Submitted||May 24, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
- All electronic records of former-Gov. Chris Christie's office, as described in bullet point 9 of Gov. Christie's Jan. 12, 2018, letter to the New Jersey State Archives (attached).
I am a full-time reporter with the nonprofit news site ThinkProgress, based in Washington, D.C. My work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, The Intercept, and Teen Vogue. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Joshua Eaton:
You have contacted the New Jersey State Archives, Reference Services.
I am forwarding your email to our Director, Mr. Joseph Klett, but I believe that you will need to submit a Formal OPRA request.
Mr. Joseph Klett
Bette M. Epstein
New Jersey State Archives
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0307
Phone: 609 292-6265
Dear Mr. Eaton:
This is in response to your communication to this office dated June 1, 2018, received in the U.S. Mail on June 5th and then again in duplicate today, which requests the following:
"All electronic records of former-Gov. Christie's office, as described in bullet point 9 of Gov. Christie's Jan. 12, 2018, letter to the New Jersey State Archives ..."
This request will be regarded as if it cites New Jersey's Open Public Records Act (OPRA). It has been assigned the reference number C133632 by the State's OPRA Tracking System.
Please be advised that, at this time, there is some question as to which State government entity is the custodian of the records of former governor Christie not yet accessioned into the State Archives. This includes the electronic records held by the New Jersey State Office of Information Technology.
I understand from the Office of the Governor that a recent request submitted by you to that agency, using the same or similar language as your above-referenced request to this agency, has been denied as overbroad and improper. The Attorney General's Office has asked that I communicate to you that your request to this agency is denied on the same grounds.
Joseph R. Klett
Division of Archives and Records Management
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