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 »

Assembly Votes Yes to Independent Prosecutors for Fatal Police Encounters

The New Jersey Assembly took an important step toward greater police accountability by voting yes on a bill that would require independent investigations when someone dies during an encounter with law enforcement. The Senate passed its version of the bill, S1026, in March, meaning that the bill will go to the desk of Gov. Phil Murphy. More »

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