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 »

ACLU-NJ Letter to Asbury Park: Repeal Unconstitutional Panhandling Ban

The ACLU-NJ and New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness raised serious constitutional concerns about a ban on panhandling in Asbury Park in a letter sent to Asbury Park Mayor John Moor on January 11, 2019. More »

Court Strikes Down Graduation Testing Rules for NJ High Schoolers

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey struck down the New Jersey Department of Education's regulations designating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) end-of-course exams as the requirement for obtaining a high school diploma. More »

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