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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

Assembly Passes Public Health Emergency Credit Legislation to Release People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Bill Now Goes to Governor’s Desk

September 24, 2020

The bill, S2519/A4235, serves as a national model to save lives
during the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing the prison population
and increasing opportunities for social distancing.

Category: Uncategorized

Senate Passes Pandemic Credit Bill to Release People Nearing End of Prison Sentences

August 27, 2020

The bill, S2519/A4235, serves as a national model to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic by reducing the prison population and increasing opportunities for social distancing.

ACLU-NJ Statement in Response to Budget Address

August 24, 2020

The investments we make as a state must lead toward greater justice for all of us.

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that Statutes Limit Newark’s Historic Civilian Complaint Review Board

August 19, 2020

Advocates now turn to the Legislature to fulfill the promise of the Newark CCRB, a vision for police accountability and the first of its kind in New Jersey .

Category: Police Practices

Bill Expanding Occupational Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status Passes Legislature, Goes to Governor

July 30, 2020

The New Jersey Assembly today passed A4225, which would expand access to professional or occupational licenses for all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration status. The Senate version of the bill, S2455, passed earlier, sending the legislation to Gov. Murphy’s desk for his signature.

Category: Immigrant Rights

Legislature Votes Yes to Amendments on Releasing People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Taking Pandemic Credit Bill Closer to Finish Line

July 30, 2020

Pending a final vote in the Legislature, Gov. Murphy will have 45 days to sign S2519/A4235 from the July 30 vote.

Category: Uncategorized

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