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Forfeiting Fairness: New Jersey’s Broken Civil Asset Forfeiture System

December 11, 2018

I’ve spent the last year representing people in civil asset forfeiture cases. It looks nothing like justice.

ACLU-NJ Report Reveals Abuse and Overuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey

December 11, 2018

Data shows disparities in forfeiture that demand statewide reform.

New Policy Limits Aid to ICE, Protecting Rights & Safety in NJ

November 29, 2018

AG guidance prevents law enforcement from acting as agents of immigration authorities and requires warrants.

Historic Marijuana Vote Makes Progress Toward Racial Justice in Legalization

November 26, 2018

Bill provides expungement process & opportunities for people with records – but not home-grow or justice reinvestment.

Category: Criminal Justice

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Criminal Justice Reform Act

October 30, 2018

Decision reaffirms NJ pretrial justice reforms' framework is constitutionally sound.

Category: Criminal Justice

Middlesex County Implements Solitary Confinement Reforms

October 29, 2018

ACLU-NJ points to Middlesex’s reforms as a model and calls on lawmakers to pass statewide legislation.

Categories: Prisons, Criminal Justice

Statement Regarding the Detention of Immigrants at Hudson County Correctional Facility

October 11, 2018

"The status quo is unacceptable and requires meaningful change," advocates said.

AG Guidance Advises Weighing Impact of a Marijuana Prosecution

August 28, 2018

New guidance urges municipal prosecutors to weigh whether a marijuana charge is worth consequences on an individual.

Category: Criminal Justice

Religious Leaders Sue to Void Hudson County’s Non-Transparent ICE Vote

August 27, 2018

Freeholders deceived public, saying ICE contract vote was postponed, then voted anyway. So we sued under NJ Sunshine Law.

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