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Family Planning Funding on the Horizon After Long Battle in Trenton

February 15, 2018

NJ Legislature voted to restore $7.45 million in budget and to expand coverage for family planning.

Videos Explain Civil Rights and Public Health Reasons for Legalizing Marijuana

February 14, 2018

Videos from NJUMR explain how legalization could advance racial justice and help mediate the opioid crisis.

Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation of Indonesian Christians After ACLU Suit

February 2, 2018

Following ICE roundups of Indonesian Christians, a federal judge temporarily halted their removal in response to ACLU-NJ & ACLU suit.

Category: Uncategorized

DACA Recipient Sworn in As Lawyer by NJ Attorney General

January 24, 2018

A Dreamer represented by the ACLU-NJ is among the first DACA recipients in NJ to take oath to practice law.

On Path to Legal Marijuana, Policy Signed to Help Reform Medical Program

January 23, 2018

New executive order is a first step to reforming New Jersey’s problematic, restrictive medical cannabis program.

Category: Criminal Justice

ACLU-NJ Brief: Phone Company Doesn't Have a 'Right' To Prey on Incarcerated for Profits

January 19, 2018

A phone company sued NJ for capping prison phone rates, claiming a right to hypothetical profits. We said: that’s not a right.

Categories: Prisons, Criminal Justice

ACLU-NJ Report: NJ Dramatically Underuses Programs to Divert Children from Justice System

January 18, 2018

NJ’s Black children, who are arrested at disproportionate rates, are also denied opportunities to avoid justice system.

Pay Equity Policy Starts Murphy Administration Off on a Note of Justice

January 16, 2018

Under the executive order, state agencies can't ask salary history. Now we need the Legislature to expand that statewide.

Category: Discrimination

ACLU-NJ: We Congratulate New Governor and Hope to Advance Civil Rights and Liberties

January 16, 2018

The nation stands at a crossroads. Murphy’s emphasis on social justice signals an opportunity to show the power of resistance.

NJ Prison Ban on “The New Jim Crow” is Unconstitutional and Unconscionable

January 8, 2018

Michelle Alexander dedicated her book The New Jim Crow to incarcerated people. In some NJ prisons, a ban prevents them from reading it.

Categories: Prisons, Criminal Justice

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