NJ Judge Blocks Google Subpoena Over School Testing Leak

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 5:12 PM EST) -- A New Jersey state judge on Thursday ruled for an anonymous online poster and temporarily halted a school board's subpoena to Google Inc. seeking that person's identity as it probes the unauthorized disclosure of student tests.

Another hearing in the case that pits free speech and privacy concerns against the efforts of the Montclair Board of Education to investigate the breach is scheduled for Jan. 9 in Essex County Superior Court.

Besides temporarily quashing subpoenas that target the poster, who uses the name “Assessmentgate” and is...
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