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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

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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.

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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.

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Court Vacates Charges for Roselle Park Resident Wrongly Cited under Obscenity Ordinance

July 27, 2021

The Borough of Roselle Park moved to dismiss conviction and fine previously imposed by the municipal court.

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Win in Juror Discrimination Case Recognizes Harm of Implicit Bias

July 13, 2021

The ACLU-NJ's brief argued that improperly singling out a Black juror for a background check further distorts our criminal-legal system.

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Frank Askin

July 8, 2021

The ACLU-NJ mourns the loss of Frank Askin, who served as an ACLU national general counsel, and an ACLU-NJ board member, co-counsel, and longtime partner through his leadership at the Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic.

Category: Additional Issues

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