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ACLU-NJ Denounces Sayreville School District’s Heavy-Handed Approach to Student Walkouts

March 12, 2018

Sayreville's approach is the most punitive seen in NJ: the district is threatening suspensions, despite its policy to give detention for first instances of leaving class.

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After Push from Advocates, Hudson County Ends ICE Agreement

March 2, 2018

For years, advocates urged Hudson County to end an agreement in which county staff acted as immigration agents. On March 2, the county ended it.

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ACLU-NJ Open Letter on Student Walkouts and Speech to Educators, Administrators, and Officials

March 1, 2018

The ACLU-NJ has distributed an open letter to New Jersey school administrators, educators, and government officials concerning the rights of students to express themselves politically, in school and out.

Family Planning Funding on the Horizon After Long Battle in Trenton

February 15, 2018

NJ Legislature voted to restore $7.45 million in budget and to expand coverage for family planning.

Videos Explain Civil Rights and Public Health Reasons for Legalizing Marijuana

February 14, 2018

Videos from NJUMR explain how legalization could advance racial justice and help mediate the opioid crisis.

Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation of Indonesian Christians After ACLU Suit

February 2, 2018

Following ICE roundups of Indonesian Christians, a federal judge temporarily halted their removal in response to ACLU-NJ & ACLU suit.

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DACA Recipient Sworn in As Lawyer by NJ Attorney General

January 24, 2018

A Dreamer represented by the ACLU-NJ is among the first DACA recipients in NJ to take oath to practice law.

On Path to Legal Marijuana, Policy Signed to Help Reform Medical Program

January 23, 2018

New executive order is a first step to reforming New Jersey’s problematic, restrictive medical cannabis program.

Category: Criminal Justice

ACLU-NJ Brief: Phone Company Doesn't Have a 'Right' To Prey on Incarcerated for Profits

January 19, 2018

A phone company sued NJ for capping prison phone rates, claiming a right to hypothetical profits. We said: that’s not a right.

Categories: Prisons, Criminal Justice

ACLU-NJ Report: NJ Dramatically Underuses Programs to Divert Children from Justice System

January 18, 2018

NJ’s Black children, who are arrested at disproportionate rates, are also denied opportunities to avoid justice system.

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