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Law Signed to Require Independent Investigations of Deaths from Police Force

January 30, 2019

NJ's law provides an important check on the police's immense power.

Category: Criminal Justice

A $15 Minimum Wage Brings NJ Closer to Economic Justice

January 18, 2019

People face discrimination & criminalization for being poor. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue)

Category: Economic Justice

Post-State of the State, ACLU-NJ Urges Action on Marijuana, Licenses, Independent Prosecutors & Voting Rights

January 15, 2019

Following Gov. Murphy's State of the State, ACLU-NJ sounded the call for marijuana legalization, licenses, independent prosecutions & voting rights expansion.

Category: Uncategorized

City's anti-panhandling ordinance unlawfully targets NJ's vulnerable

January 11, 2019

City’s discriminatory ordinance unlawfully targets some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable people, ACLU-NJ & Coalition to End Homelessness say.

Court Strikes Down Graduation Testing Rules for NJ High Schoolers

December 31, 2018

Appellate panel rejects NJ's rules requiring PARCC tests to graduate.

Shelving of Redistricting Vote is a Victory for Democracy

December 17, 2018

NJ advocates across the spectrum showed the power of the people.

Category: Elections & Voting

Assembly Votes Yes to Independent Prosecutors When Police Kill

December 17, 2018

Automatic investigations by AG, not local prosecutors, foster accountability and trust.

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.

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