News

Court Strikes Down Graduation Testing Rules for NJ High Schoolers

December 31, 2018

Appellate panel rejects NJ's rules requiring PARCC tests to graduate.

Shelving of Redistricting Vote is a Victory for Democracy

December 17, 2018

NJ advocates across the spectrum showed the power of the people.

Category: Elections & Voting

Assembly Votes Yes to Independent Prosecutors When Police Kill

December 17, 2018

Automatic investigations by AG, not local prosecutors, foster accountability and trust.

Forfeiting Fairness: New Jersey’s Broken Civil Asset Forfeiture System

December 11, 2018

I’ve spent the last year representing people in civil asset forfeiture cases. It looks nothing like justice.

ACLU-NJ Report Reveals Abuse and Overuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey

December 11, 2018

Data shows disparities in forfeiture that demand statewide reform.

New Policy Limits Aid to ICE, Protecting Rights & Safety in NJ

November 29, 2018

AG guidance prevents law enforcement from acting as agents of immigration authorities and requires warrants.

Historic Marijuana Vote Makes Progress Toward Racial Justice in Legalization

November 26, 2018

Bill provides expungement process & opportunities for people with records – but not home-grow or justice reinvestment.

Category: Criminal Justice

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Criminal Justice Reform Act

October 30, 2018

Decision reaffirms NJ pretrial justice reforms' framework is constitutionally sound.

Category: Criminal Justice

Middlesex County Implements Solitary Confinement Reforms

October 29, 2018

ACLU-NJ points to Middlesex’s reforms as a model and calls on lawmakers to pass statewide legislation.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Prisons

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