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- August 11, 2021 Court Preliminarily Approves Landmark Settlement That Improves Special Education Services in New Jersey State Prisons
- July 8, 2021 In Memoriam: A Tribute to Frank Askin
- July 1, 2021 ACLU-NJ, Thrive NJ Coalition Tap Kaufman Zita Group in Expanding Effort to Pass Reproductive Freedom Act
- February 23, 2021 ACLU-NJ Statement in Response to FY2022 Proposed Budget and Address
- January 12, 2021 State of the State Response: 2021 Will Build on Civil Rights Expansions of 2020
- March 30, 2020 ACLU Lawsuit Demands Release of High Medical Risk Immigration Detainees Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- March 23, 2020 NJ Order to Release People in County Jails Breaks New Ground in COVID-19 Pandemic
- June 13, 2019 Retired Legal Director Ed Barocas' Remarks on Receiving the Roger N. Baldwin Award
- October 16, 2018 Ed Barocas, an NJ Legal Giant, Retires as ACLU-NJ Legal Director
- January 16, 2018 ACLU-NJ: We Congratulate New Governor and Hope to Advance Civil Rights and Liberties
- DeGise v. Torres
A case defending protesters against unconstitutional speech and protest restraints placed on them for demonstrating outside a county executive’s residence against the county’s contract to detain people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- State v. Andujar
In this novel case, the ACLU-NJ argued that the State’s unlawful and racial use of its law enforcement power against a qualified Black potential juror, F.G., by running a criminal background check on him and later having him arrested from the courthouse on a municipal warrant as a replacement for having to show cause for dismissal or using preemptory challenges resulted in an unfair trial. The State’s abuse of its law enforcement power deprived a criminal defendant of equal protection and his right to trial by an impartial jury, and a New Jerseyan of his right to serve as a juror.
- Juan R. v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Challenge to mass transfers of individuals in ICE custody with existing attorney-client relationships to distant detention facilities
- Harris v. Newark
The ACLU-NJ joined this case as amicus on the sole issue of whether a denial of qualified immunity to defendant law enforcement as part of a summary judgment motion is appealable on an interlocutory basis in New Jersey state court.
- Bland & Bland v. Del Mauro, Et Al.
An appeal seeking to review and reverse an award of qualified immunity to defendant police officers on a summary judgment motion, in an action brought by the plaintiff under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act, where the facts of the police shooting are in dispute.
- State v. J.L.G.
Amicus brief challenge to the use of the scientific reliability of so-called Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome
- N.J. Division of Child Protection v. J.J.
Amicus brief in support of the right to self-representation in termination of parental rights cases.
- Kneisser v. McInerney
Challenge to a man put in jail for not paying a fine for littering same day as court date.
- In re N.J.A.C. 6A:8
Challenge to discriminatory regulations requiring certain scores on PARCC standardized tests to receive diploma.
- Adam X v. NJ Departments of Corrections and Education
Challenge to the NJDOC and NJDOE’s failure to provide, and monitor the provision of, appropriate special education and related services to young people with disabilities in adult prisons in violation of federal law