NJ AG Must Produce Some Docs In Tribe's Suit: Magistrate

By Adam Lidgett (September 20, 2017, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge has said that New Jersey has to produce certain documents, including various internal memos, sought by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation in its suit claiming state regulators wrongfully repudiated the tribe's state recognition status.

In a Friday order that accompanied a Tuesday opinion laying out his reasons, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider granted and denied in part a motion from the state for a protective order to uphold the Office of the Attorney General's decision to withhold certain documents in the case.

The magistrate judge told the state to produce various internal memos, including one regarding the assignment...

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