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Historic Victory for Newark, Advocates, as Appellate Court Affirms Powers of Civilian Complaint Review Board

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has issued an opinion affirming the powers of the Civilian Complaint Review Board in Newark, reversing in part a previous lower court decision. Appearing as a friend of the court in the case Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. the City of Newark, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and Newark Communities for Accountable Policing continued the decades-long fight for a CCRB to increase accountability of the Newark Police Department. More »

Disclosure Bill Will Invite Lawsuit If It Becomes Law

The ACLU-NJ fiercely opposed passage in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly of a bill intended to force a range of social welfare advocacy organizations – including nonpartisan, issue-based organizations – to disclose their donors and nonpartisan voter education activities. More »

Students suspended for posting gun photos on Snapchat file free-speech suit

The ACLU-NJ and the law firm Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C., filed a lawsuit today on behalf of two students whose First Amendment rights were violated after they were suspended for posting photos of firearms to social media made entirely outside of a school context. More »

NJ’s Latest Cannabis Bill Advances Justice

After the addition of new amendments to A2703/A4497, a bill to legalize marijuana for adults, the New Jersey Legislature now considers one of the most progressive proposals to make cannabis legal.  More »

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