Access to the basic necessities of life is often a condition for exercising our rights and freedoms. The ACLU-NJ defends the rights of the poor.
- January 18, 2019 A $15 Minimum Wage Brings NJ Closer to Economic Justice
- January 11, 2019 City's anti-panhandling ordinance unlawfully targets NJ's vulnerable
- December 31, 2018 Court Strikes Down Graduation Testing Rules for NJ High Schoolers
- December 11, 2018 Forfeiting Fairness: New Jersey’s Broken Civil Asset Forfeiture System
- December 11, 2018 ACLU-NJ Report Reveals Abuse and Overuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey
- October 16, 2018 Ed Barocas, an NJ Legal Giant, Retires as ACLU-NJ Legal Director
- July 9, 2018 Federal Court Victory: Limits on Cash Bail Are Constitutional
- May 2, 2018 New Law Ensures NJ Workers Will Get Paid Sick Leave
- April 17, 2018 Man jailed for inability to pay $239 littering ticket on the spot is vindicated by court
- January 16, 2018 ACLU-NJ: We Congratulate New Governor and Hope to Advance Civil Rights and Liberties
- P.D. v. Middlesex County
The ACLU-NJ represents P.D., a pretrial detainee with mental illness who, after being unable to make bail, was held in solitary confinement for more than four months.
- 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.
- State v. Melendez
Amicus brief in challenge to Hudson County’s practice of using coerced statements as evidence in a criminal case against a defendant.
- State v. Dickerson
Amicus brief challenge to the proper scope of pretrial detention discovery.
- Securus v. Christie
Amicus brief in support of a motion to dismiss a challenge brought by one phone vendor, Securus, to a state law that caps phone rates in correctional facilities and prohibits facility commissions from vendors.
- Holland et al. v. Rosen et al.
Amicus brief, joined by the National ACLU and other civil rights group, in challenge to a federal lawsuit challenging bail reform.
- New Jersey Citizens United v. Federal Housing Finance Agency
FOIA request for information needed for advocacy was denied
- Tumpson v. Farina
Plaintiffs who prevailed in a legal action under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act were denied attorney’s fees
- State v. Steele
New Jersey’s current system of pre-trial detention and release unfairly penalizes poor defendants