Legal Docket

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).

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  • ACLU-NJ v. Hendricks

    Challenge to New Jersey tax dollars used to support religious schools.
  • Adam X v. New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Education

    Challenge to DOC for failing to provide appropriate education to students with special education needs in violation of IDEA.
  • Doe v. Rodriguez

    Habeas petition on behalf of an Afghan man with a Special Immigrant Visa who was detained at Newark Airport.
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Freeholders

    Amicus brief in challenge to Morris County’s use of taxpayers’ money for church repairs, which violated the New Jersey State Constitution.
  • Ganzweig v. Ocean Co. Prosecutor’s Office

    Amicus brief in support of a person who requested a police dashcam recording under the Open Public Records Act.
  • Holland et al. v. Rosen et al.

    Amicus brief, joined by the National ACLU and other civil rights group, in challenge to a federal lawsuit challenging bail reform.
  • In re N.J.A.C. 6A:8

    Challenge to discriminatory regulations requiring certain scores on PARCC standardized tests to receive diploma.
  • Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, et al.

    Amicus brief in challenge to Kean University Board of Trustees violation of the Open Public Meetings Act ("OPMA") by not promptly releasing their closed session meeting minutes, as required by law, and by failing to give advance notice to university faculty that would be impacted by the closed session meeting.
  • Kneisser v. McInerney

    Challenge to a man put in jail for not paying a fine for littering same day as court date.
  • Latino Coalition, Fair Schools Red Bank v. Red Bank Charter School

    Challenge to the re-chartering of Red Bank Charter School due to segregative impact.
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights v. Atlantic City Board of Education

    Challenge to the Board of Ed.'s refusal to comply with OPRA requests from out of state requestors.
  • N.J. Division of Child Protection v. J.J.

    Amicus brief in support of the right to self-representation in termination of parental rights cases.
  • 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.
  • Securus v. New Jersey State

    Amicus brief in support of a motion to dismiss a challenge brought by one phone vendor, Securus, to a state law that caps phone rates in correctional facilities and prohibits facility commissions from vendors.
  • State in the interest of C.K.

    Amicus brief in challenge to the lifetime registration provisions of Megan’s Law as applied to people who committed their crimes between the ages of 14 and 18.
  • State in the interest of J.A.

    Amicus brief in challenge to a case where the police searched a home without a warrant based on information they had from a robbery victim’s “Find My iPhone” application.
  • State v. Brian Farmer

    Amicus brief in challenge to the state's scope of consent to search cellphones.
  • State v. Comer

    Challenge to the constitutionality of the use of de facto sentences of life without parole for juveniles.
  • State v. Dickerson

    Amicus brief challenge to the proper scope of pretrial detention discovery.
  • State v. Gathers

    Amicus brief in challenge to the circumstances under which the state can collect DNA from someone in detention.
  • State v. Green

    Case addressing applicability of requirement that police record details of identification procedure to electronic databases.
  • State v. Hamlett

    Amicus brief in challenge to evidence obtained from one warrantless and one improper search.
  • State v. J.L.G.

    Amicus brief challenge to the use of the scientific reliability of so-called Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome
  • State v. Melendez

  • State v. Mosley

    Amicus brief in challenge to the probation revocation process in New Jersey.
  • State v. Rodriguez

    Petition for Certification addressing the requirements of criminal lawyers to advise their clients of immigration consequences of guilty pleas.
  • State v. Sanchez-Medina

    Amicus brief in challenge to the use of a criminal defendant's immigration status to undermine his credibility.
  • State v. Terry

    Amicus brief in challenge to an unconstitutional search during a traffic stop.

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