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Lawsuit Demands Release of High Medical Risk Immigration Detainees Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Suit on behalf of two men with serious illnesses, filed by national ACLU and ACLU-NJ, calls for emergency release based on grave threat of coronavirus in immigration detention.  More »

NJ Order to Release People in County Jails Breaks New Ground in COVID-19 Pandemic

Late in the evening Sunday, March 22, New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner signed an order that had been negotiated by criminal justice stakeholders, including the ACLU-NJ, to release people serving municipal sentences in county jails deemed to pose little risk to their communities.   More »

Leading Marijuana Advocates to Form Campaign for New Jersey Ballot Question

Leading advocates in the effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey are forming a campaign coalition calling for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of cannabis in a way that puts racial and social justice front and center.  More »

ACLU-NJ Responds to Department of Justice Suit Over NJ's Immigrant Trust Directive

The DOJ's lawsuit is another attempt by the Trump administration to intimidate immigrants. The ACLU-NJ stands with the state of New Jersey to protect the Immigrant Trust Directive, a critical tool for public safety and civil rights. More »

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