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.
- 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
- October 19, 2017 ACLU-NJ Scorecard Shows Mixed Civil Liberties Records
- September 21, 2017 ACLU-NJ Praises Federal Ruling Protecting Bail Reform From Challenge by Bail Bond Industry
- September 12, 2017 ACLU-NJ Defends Man Charged Criminally For What He Said in Civil Forfeiture Suit
- June 22, 2017 NJ Law Journal Names ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney its ‘Attorney of the Year’
- June 19, 2017 NJ United for Marijuana Reform Coalition Members Testify at Marijuana Legalization Hearing
- 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
- State v. Dickerson
Amicus brief challenge to the proper scope of pretrial detention discovery.
- Securus v. New Jersey State
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