Following Push by Advocates, New Ordinance Proposes Civilian Oversight of Troubled Essex County Jail

October 22, 2019

In a step toward greater accountability, civilian oversight panel would be able to investigate all aspects of the jail and would be required to include a formerly incarcerated person and advocates for incarcerated people.

Categories: Prisons, Immigrant Rights

Court Halts Enforcement of Donor Disclosure Law Over Constitutional Concerns

October 2, 2019

Court ruling halts enforcement of legislation that forces social welfare nonprofits to divulge supporters’ information.

Category: Free Speech

NJ Abolishes ICE Agreements That Divert Law Enforcement Resources

September 27, 2019

NJ will end NJ participation in a costly, discriminatory program that compromises public safety and rights

ACLU-NJ Challenges Unconstitutional Donor Disclosure Law That Threatens Free Speech

September 10, 2019

The ACLU-NJ & national ACLU sued over a law requiring social welfare organizations to disclose donors' personal information.

Category: Free Speech

Woman Who Is Transgender Will Be Transferred to Women’s Prison

August 29, 2019

Sonia Doe has been improperly confined for 17 months in men's prisons.

School District Will Act to Correct Discriminatory Training Based on Gender Stereotypes

August 26, 2019

Following ACLU-NJ letter and NJ Division on Civil Rights investigation, West Milford will train all employees in anti-discrimination and implicit bias, among other steps.

ACLU-NJ Response to Newark Policing Exchange in Democratic Presidential Debate

August 1, 2019

Newark’s role in the struggle for police accountability rightly deserved a place on the debate stage.

Gov. Murphy Signs Isolated Confinement Restriction Act into Law

July 11, 2019

Gov. Murphy signs a bill dramatically restricting the use of solitary confinement in NJ prisons and jails.

NJ Initiatives to Welcome New Americans Underscore Our Key Values

July 5, 2019

The Interagency Workgroup on New American Integration and Office of New Americans, created to embrace new immigrants, represent an important opportunity.

Category: Immigrant Rights

Funding Increase for Immigrants’ Representation Means Keeping More Families Together

July 1, 2019

Funding for legal representation of immigration detainees facing deportation increased in NJ's budget by about 50%.

Category: Immigrant Rights

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