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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.

Pay Equity Policy Starts Murphy Administration Off on a Note of Justice

January 16, 2018

Under the executive order, state agencies can't ask salary history. Now we need the Legislature to expand that statewide.

Category: Discrimination

ACLU-NJ: We Congratulate New Governor and Hope to Advance Civil Rights and Liberties

January 16, 2018

The nation stands at a crossroads. Murphy’s emphasis on social justice signals an opportunity to show the power of resistance.

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.

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