ACLU-NJ Statement on Signing of S3691/A5685 to Prevent Evictions for Missed Rental Payments during COVID-19

August 4, 2021

Today Gov. Murphy signed S3691/A5685 into law preventing evictions for rental payments that were missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Category: COVID-19

NJ Supreme Court Rules Traffic Stops for Unobstructive License Plate Frames are Pretextual and Cause Constitutional Concern

August 2, 2021

The New Jersey Supreme Court today ruled that traffics stops for unobstructive license plate frames, which impact over 100,000 New Jerseyans each year, disproportionately affecting people of color, are pretextual and could violate the constitutional rights of individuals.

Category: Uncategorized

Court Vacates Charges for Roselle Park Resident Wrongly Cited under Obscenity Ordinance

July 27, 2021

The Borough of Roselle Park moved to dismiss conviction and fine previously imposed by the municipal court.

Category: Uncategorized

Win in Juror Discrimination Case Recognizes Harm of Implicit Bias

July 13, 2021

The ACLU-NJ's brief argued that improperly singling out a Black juror for a background check further distorts our criminal-legal system.

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Frank Askin

July 8, 2021

The ACLU-NJ mourns the loss of Frank Askin, who served as an ACLU national general counsel, and an ACLU-NJ board member, co-counsel, and longtime partner through his leadership at the Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic.

Category: Additional Issues

ACLU-NJ, Thrive NJ Coalition Tap Kaufman Zita Group in Expanding Effort to Pass Reproductive Freedom Act

July 1, 2021

The ACLU-NJ has hired the Kaufman Zita Group to support lobbying efforts to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act as part of the statewide Thrive NJ Coalition.

Groups Sue Biden Administration To Halt Illegal Transfer of Immigrant Detainees in New Jersey

June 30, 2021

The ACLU filed its first immigration challenge against the Biden administration to block long-distance transfers of people detained by ICE in NJ.

Categories: Immigrant Rights, Prisons

New Jersey Moves Toward Universal Representation for All Detained Immigrants

June 29, 2021

NJ Coalition for Immigrant Representation Applauds Increase in Funding for Detention and Deportation Defense in FY2022 State Budget

Settlement of NJ Civil Rights Suit Promises Necessary Reform Affirming Transgender, Intersex, and Non-Binary People in Prison

June 29, 2021

NJ is adopting major policy reforms regarding transgender, intersex, and non-binary people in state prisons, the result of a civil rights suit from a woman forced to live in men's prisons.

ACLU-NJ, Office of the Public Defender, and Community Partners Call on Governor Murphy to Veto NJ Legislature’s Fast-Tracked Body-Worn Camera Bill, Allowing Police to View Footage Before Filing Reports

June 25, 2021

Both houses of the NJ Legislature passed S3939/A5864, a bill allowing police officers and subjects of police reports to view body-worn camera footage prior to filing written reports, deteriorating already frayed police-community relations

Category: Police Practices

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