Raising the Bar: Civil Rights, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the ACLU

June 28, 2022 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

The New Jersey Supreme Court is known for decisions that confront cutting-edge legal issues and rely on the strength of our state constitution’s expansive view of civil rights and civil liberties. The decisions of the Court have a profound impact on the lives of New Jerseyans and reverberate throughout the state and nationwide.  

On June 28, the ACLU of New Jersey will bring together attorneys who have argued in recent and notable cases – as well as our distinguished guest, the honorable retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Jaynee LaVecchia – for a discussion on the state of civil rights at New Jersey’s highest court.  

Over the last decade, the ACLU-NJ has grown its practice at the New Jersey Supreme Court, filing dozens of amicus curiae briefs each year in support of civil rights and civil liberties, arguing more often than any other organization apart from state agencies, and working to change the face of who traditionally argues before the Court. You'll hear from some of the attorneys leading the ACLU-NJ's legal work to defend individual rights and confront systemic bias. 

The Court’s civil rights docket over the past year has included cases that implicate core questions about what privacy means, how we treat children, and what accountability tools we have to safeguard democracy. Its recent decisions addressing systemic racial bias in jury selection, pregnancy discrimination, and extreme sentences for children have garnered national attention. 

Please join us for an event about the cases and legal issues that will shape the future of civil rights in our state. To purchase or learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Special thanks to our lead sponsor Lowenstein Sandler LLC.

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