Q&A: An Interview with ACLU-NJ Attorney Karen Thompson

September 3, 2021

ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson reflects on justice, accountability, and systemic racism. Get to know Karen and her work - past, present, and future.

Category: Police Practices

New Jersey's Steps Toward Justice in Policing, a Year After George Floyd's Murder

September 3, 2021

More than a year later, there are steps toward justice in policing that we must take, nationwide and in New Jersey.

Category: Police Practices

ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality to County Jails: Follow the Law and House Transgender People According to Gender Identity

September 2, 2021

Advocates remind facilities of obligations under Law Against Discrimination and urge adoption of new policy

With signature, Gov. Murphy Stops Creation and Renewal of Immigration Detention Contracts in New Jersey

August 20, 2021

Landmark bill makes New Jersey among the first states to bar expansion and renewal of immigration detention

Category: Uncategorized

ACLU-NJ Issues ‘Baseline Cannabis Plan’ for New Regulations to Meet Initial Benchmarks for Justice

August 18, 2021

Platform includes equitable ways to spend revenue, create a diverse industry, and have meaningful public participation as a standard for Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s forthcoming regulations.

Category: Uncategorized

Court Preliminarily Approves Landmark Settlement That Improves Special Education Services in New Jersey State Prisons

August 11, 2021

The case, Adam X. et al. v. New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Education et al., was filed in January 2017 and offers a national example for special education services in prison.

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

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