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.
More than a year later, there are steps toward justice in policing that we must take, nationwide and in New Jersey.
ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality to County Jails: Follow the Law and House Transgender People According to Gender Identity
Advocates remind facilities of obligations under Law Against Discrimination and urge adoption of new policy
ACLU-NJ Gives Deep-Dive Analysis of Marijuana Regulations and Submits Petition of Nearly 600 Signatures for Social Justice
In NJ's first cannabis regulations, social justice strides are significant.
With signature, Gov. Murphy Stops Creation and Renewal of Immigration Detention Contracts in New Jersey
Landmark bill makes New Jersey among the first states to bar expansion and renewal of immigration detention
Advocates Praise Equity Program and Reasonable License Fees in NJ’s First Cannabis Regulations, and Call for Equity Applicant Status and Guidance for Municipalities
First cannabis regulations in NJ make important strides for equity that advocates hope to build on.
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.
Court Preliminarily Approves Landmark Settlement That Improves Special Education Services in New Jersey State Prisons
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
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.
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