- TRU-ID Press Conference: ACLU-NJ Lawsuit Halts New State ID Program 1:2
- TRU-ID Press Conference: ACLU-NJ Lawsuit Halts New State ID Program 2:2
Video from the press conference where the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced that it filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Mercer County on May 4, 2012 and won a court order to restrict the implementation of the state’s new TRU-ID licensing program, which was scheduled to go into effect May 7. The lawsuit asserts that the Motor Vehicle Commission violated New Jersey’s Administrative Procedure Act, which dictates that any new rule or regulation requires, at a minimum, public notice and the chance for citizen review.
- An Unlawful Refusal to Sell Emergency Contraception
When Andrew Andrade tried to buy Plan B, an FDA-approved brand of emergency contraception, at his local Jersey City Rite Aid on April 23, the staff member behind the pharmacy counter refused to sell it to him. Another staff member claimed incorrectly that the law prohibited men from buying emergency contraception, and the pharmacy manager repeated this mistake and confirmed the store’s policy of not selling it to men.
- Lady Liberty's Run-In with the Police
Citizens can hold police accountable in the palms of their hands with "Police Tape," a smartphone application from the ACLU of New Jersey that allows people to securely and discreetly record and store interactions with police, as well as provide legal information about citizens' rights when interacting with the police.
- Internal Affairs: Protecting the Integrity of the Badge
Good internal affairs practices help protect the integrity of a police department. Correct handling on internal affairs complaints protect both citizens and law enforcement personnel. But not every officer receives clear training about how to handle internal affairs complaints.
- Unlock the Vote
A look into the lives of former offenders in New Jersey fighting to win back their right to vote. Unlock the Vote asks legal experts, criminal justice professionals, and the disfranchised citizens of New Jersey a simple question: What good can come of depriving people who have already served their sentences of their constitutional right to vote?