NJ Prison Ban on “The New Jim Crow” is Unconstitutional and Unconscionable

January 8, 2018

Michelle Alexander dedicated her book The New Jim Crow to incarcerated people. In some NJ prisons, a ban prevents them from reading it.

Categories: Prisons, Criminal Justice

Hoboken Mayor’s Signing ‘Fair & Welcoming' Policy As First Act Shows NJ Civil Rights Leadership

January 1, 2018

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed a fair-and-welcoming policy as his first act, starting 2018 on a note of justice.

Many NJ Counties Fall Short on Obligations to Homeless People in Cold Weather

December 21, 2017

Counties have a legal obligation to have plans to provide warmth for homeless residents. But not all counties fulfill the law's requirements.

Category: Uncategorized

New ACLU-NJ Guide Helps Families Steer Children From Justice System

December 20, 2017

Parents: if your kid gets in trouble with the law in NJ, they don't have to be arrested.

ACLU-NJ Unveils Vision for Shrinking Mass Incarceration

December 13, 2017

The mass incarceration crisis stems from a range of causes. Solving it calls for a range of solutions. We're released our vision for doing that.

ACLU-NJ Welcomes NJ's Next Attorney General With a List of Civil Liberties Priorities

December 12, 2017

With the nomination of Gurbir Grewal, the ACLU-NJ has issued priorities for the next AG, including reducing mass incarceration and protecting immigrants.

Muslim Ban 3.0 should not proceed even temporarily, ACLU-NJ says

December 5, 2017

The president was wrong to institute the Muslim Ban, and the Supreme Court was wrong not to put the brakes on it.

NJ and VA Can Show What State-Level Resistance Looks Like

November 7, 2017

As the first states to elect governors in the Trump era, NJ and VA can lead the way.

Social Justice Groups Condemn Racist and Xenophobic Campaign Mailer

November 2, 2017

"Immigrants make America great, but it goes deeper: immigrants make America America."

Category: Uncategorized

ACLU-NJ to Livingston: Random drug testing threatens students’ rights

October 31, 2017

Livingston’s proposed random drug testing policy violates rights, erodes trust, and doesn’t stop drug use.

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