Different Versions of Legalization Bills Move Forward with Some Strengthened Racial and Social Equity Provisions

November 19, 2020

Advocates testified for hours that justice cannot be left behind, resulting in social justice amendments in different Assembly and Senate bills.

Senate Passage of Marijuana Decriminalization is a Crucial Step to Justice, Yet Assembly Action is Needed

November 16, 2020

The Senate passed legislation to decriminalize marijuana, but Assembly action is needed to stop arrests.

Category: Uncategorized

Committee ‘Yes’ Vote on Decriminalization Important Step to Racial Justice, in Advance of Legalization

November 12, 2020

A Senate committee advanced marijuana decriminalization, an important step to curbing marijuana arrests immediately, before legalization goes into effect

Category: Uncategorized

Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana Must Advance Swiftly, and Legislation to Implement Marijuana Legalization in NJ Must Center Racial and Social Justice, ACLU-NJ Says

November 9, 2020

Advocates urged lawmakers to center racial and social justice in legalization and decriminalize marijuana immediately.

Category: Criminal Justice

Groundbreaking Public Health Credit Law Goes Into Effect, Releasing People Near End of Prison Sentences to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure for Thousands in NJ

November 4, 2020

First-in-the-nation pandemic credit law releases more than 2,200 people who have eight months or less on a sentence, a major step in criminal justice reform to chip away at mass incarceration.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Prisons

‘Yes’ Vote Legalizes Cannabis – Next Step Will Be Centering Racial Justice in Implementation

November 3, 2020

New Jerseyans passed a constitutional amendment legalizing cannabis through a ballot question on Nov. 3, signaling the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition in the Garden State. Now, lawmakers must pass legislation to implement the constitutional amendment and create a regulated industry.

NJ Public Health Credits Law Signed, Setting National Standard for COVID-19 in Prisons

October 18, 2020

Gov. Murphy signed a law to release people near the end of sentences to curb COVID-19 in prisons and beyond.

Category: Prisons

Court Affirms Authority to Require Police Transparency

October 16, 2020

A ruling upheld New Jersey's directives that require public disclosure of police officers subject to major discipline.

Displaced Voters Who Didn’t Receive Ballots in Mail Ask Court for Failsafe Alternative

October 14, 2020

Amid massive voter protection efforts, lawsuit from League of Women Voters of NJ and ACLU-NJ seeks court order to provide electronic delivery of ballots that can be printed and mailed back.

Category: Elections & Voting

Poll: New Jerseyans Support Measures to Uplift Immigrant Community During COVID-19

September 30, 2020

New Jersey Voters Support COVID-19 Testing Regardless of Immigration Status, Work Visa Extensions, and Inclusive Economic Relief

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