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ACLU-NJ Statement on Conditional Veto of Mandatory Minimums Bill

April 19, 2021

The ACLU-NJ issued the following statement in light of Gov. Phil Murphy’s conditional veto of a bill eliminating some mandatory minimums, and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s issuance of a new directive related to mandatory sentences.

Category: Criminal Justice

New Cannabis Legislation Remains Committed to Shift Towards Public Health, Offering Greater Promise for Young People’s Futures

March 25, 2021

Legislation revises parental notification rules for youth under 18 who possess or use cannabis or alcohol.

Category: Criminal Justice

I fought for civilian review of police and served on a CCRB - and transparency matters now more than ever

March 17, 2021

Rashawn Davis, who served on Newark's CCRB after fighting for its creation, shares why police accountability matters.

NJ Supreme Court Ruling Ensures Pregnant Workers Should Not Have to Choose Between Economic Security and Healthy Pregnancies

March 9, 2021

The ACLU-NJ and national ACLU appeared as a friend-of-the-court to defend an expansion of the Law Against Discrimination that requires employers to affirmatively accommodate pregnancy in workplaces.

ACLU-NJ Statement in Response to FY2022 Proposed Budget and Address

February 23, 2021

The ACLU-NJ issues the following statement in reaction to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s FY2022 proposed budget and address, delivered on Feb. 23, 2021.

Category: Uncategorized

Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Now Law

February 22, 2021

Advocates prepare for sustained efforts to guarantee true racial and social justice in implementation and regulation.

Category: Uncategorized

Following Committee Vote on Clean-up Bill, ACLU-NJ Pushes for Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalization to Go Into Law

February 19, 2021

The ACLU-NJ urged lawmakers to send a bill to the governor to reconcile youth consequences for cannabis use and possession,

Category: Criminal Justice

NJ Supreme Court Rules That People Can Challenge Prolonged Confinement In Light of Unprecedented Trial Delays Caused by the Pandemic

February 11, 2021

The New Jersey Supreme Court decided a case brought by the ACLU of New Jersey and the Office of the Public Defender that sought a process to challenge pretrial detention in light of long delays in the judicial system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Category: Uncategorized

ACLU-NJ Urges Quick Passage of Cleanup Bill So Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalization Can Take Effect

January 29, 2021

Clean-up bill would amend legalization and decriminalization bills to address possession and use by young people.

Category: Uncategorized

State of the State Response: 2021 Will Build on Civil Rights Expansions of 2020

January 12, 2021

Following the State of the State address, the ACLU-NJ reflects on civil rights gains in 2020 and our key 2021 priorities.

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