ACLU-NJ Statement on Signing of S3691/A5685 to Prevent Evictions for Missed Rental Payments during COVID-19
Today Gov. Murphy signed S3691/A5685 into law preventing evictions for rental payments that were missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NJ Supreme Court Rules Traffic Stops for Unobstructive License Plate Frames are Pretextual and Cause Constitutional Concern
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.
The Borough of Roselle Park moved to dismiss conviction and fine previously imposed by the municipal court.
The ACLU-NJ's brief argued that improperly singling out a Black juror for a background check further distorts our criminal-legal system.
ACLU-NJ, Thrive NJ Coalition Tap Kaufman Zita Group in Expanding Effort to Pass Reproductive Freedom Act
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.
The ACLU filed its first immigration challenge against the Biden administration to block long-distance transfers of people detained by ICE in NJ.
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
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
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
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