This docket describes the numerous and varied civil liberties issues which the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is currently involved in (open cases) or has been involved in (closed cases). Use the drop down menus below to sort the cases by issue and case status (open/closed).
- ACLU-NJ v. DOH
The ACLU-NJ requested public records from the NJ Department of Health after the state issued a troubling quarantine policy.
- ACLU-NJ v. Hendricks
Challenge to New Jersey tax dollars used to support religious schools.
- Colon v. Passaic County
Pre-Trial detainees held in overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions at the Passaic County Jail.
- D.Y.F.S. v. Y.N.
Mother determined to have neglected her child based solely on the fact that she underwent Methadone treatment during her pregnancy.
- E&J Equities v. Board of Adjustment of Township of Franklin
Town ordinance effectively prohibits electronic billboards
- Natasha Marchick v. Middlesex County Board of Elections
County not properly counting provisional ballots.
- New Jersey Citizens United v. Federal Housing Finance Agency
FOIA request for information needed for advocacy was denied
- Paff v. OCPO
The ACLU-NJ filed an amicus brief in support of a public records requester seeking access to police dashboard camera footage.
- Petition for Rule Making Regarding Student Eligibility for Financial Aid
Petition to financial aid agency to amend regulations to specify that student citizens can prove residency in New Jersey through the high school they attended or where they are registered to vote.
- Petition for Rulemaking for Juvenile Solitary Confinement
Petition urging the Juvenile Justice Commission to end solitary confinement of juveniles in their custody.
- Petition to Investigate the Newark Police Department
Request for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate police misconduct and mistreatment.
- Rutgers University Student Assembly v. Middlesex County Board of Elections
Voters challenge obsolete voter registration requirements and seek election-day registration.
- Scheeler v. Office of the Governor
Governor’s Office denied OPRA request for all OPRA records concerning bridegate on the grounds that OPRA records are exempt from disclosure under OPRA.
- Smith v. Millville
The ACLU-NJ filed an amicus brief in support of an employee who was fired after filing for divorce from his wife who worked for the same employer.
- State v. Bessey
Animal rights activist tickets for violating ordinance that had been changed the day of the protest and which she was unaware of.
- State v. Cushing
Whether, absent exigent circumstances, a search of a residence must be authorized by a warrant
- State v. Denelsbeck
Mandatory jail time of more than 6 months for third DUI offenders should trigger the right to a jury trial.
- State v. Hinton
Tenant’s right to privacy during eviction proceedings.
- State v. Lunsford
Defending the warrant requirement to obtain telephone billling records
- State v. Pomianek
A victim’s perception of what the defendant intended by their words is not enough to convict someone of bias intimidation.
- State v. T.J.M.
Evidence of Prior Prosecutorial Misconduct Should be Considered Admissible Evidence.