ACLU-NJ Seeks Details of Ban on Syrian Refugees

The ACLU of New Jersey filed an OPRA request asking the state Department of Human Services and state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to make public the “directive” issued by Gov. Chris Christie that bars state agencies from assisting in the resettlement of any Syrian refugees in New Jersey. More »

ACLU-NJ Condemns Christie's Refusal to Accept Refugees

"As New Jerseyans, we’re deeply disappointed that Governor Christie would turn his back on refugees who are trying to escape exactly what he fears: terrorism. This kind of fear-mongering blames refugees for the very terror they are fleeing, and it erodes our civil rights and civil liberties." More »

ACLU-NJ Testifies at Historic Hearing on Marijuana in NJ

Udi Ofer, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, testified on Monday, November 16, at a historic, first-ever legislative hearing in New Jersey to consider legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana in the state. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Nicholas Scutari convened the hearing to gather information as the Legislature considers the benefits of making the possession of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults. More »

Mobile Justice Comes to New Jersey

The ACLU of New Jersey and 11 other state ACLU affiliates have launched a video app that will empower New Jerseyans to hold police accountable simply by hitting the record button on their smartphones. More »

Statement on President Obama's Visit to Newark

NEWARK - Upon President Obama’s visit to Newark to announce initiatives to reform the criminal justice system in the United States, the ACLU-NJ issues a statement praising these efforts and recommending proposals to make the criminal justice system fairer. More

ACLU-NJ Issues Legislative Scorecard for Assembly

ACLU of New Jersey scored 13 key bills from 2014-15 and found that on the most important civil liberties issues facing the 216th Legislature, a majority in the General Assembly voted with the ACLU-NJ position at least 90 percent of the time. More »

Nurse Sues Over NJ Quarantine During Ebola Panic

Nearly a year after she was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport, nurse Kaci Hickox filed a federal lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional quarantine ordered by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie while she was enroute from West Africa to her home in Maine. Hickox was held in isolation at University Hospital for more than three days despite blood tests that were negative for Ebola. More »

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