The ACLU and the Education Law Center said the state violated open records laws last year when it refused to disclose the identities of volunteers who helped assess applications for new charter schools.
The $11,200 that Point Pleasant Beach will pay out is much less than the nearly $38,000 in fees sought by the ACLU.
Point Pleasant Beach will have to cease its practice of allowing individual borough council members to say a prayer before meetings, a judge ruled Friday.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking to make it illegal for anyone to distribute or record the revealing images produced by full-body scanners at airports.
A small New Jersey town’s council is being accused of defying the separation between church and state by calling on its members to pray at every meeting.
There are allegations of excessive force and improper arrests.
The ACLU has filed a formal complaint with the federal government, saying the Newark Police Department has shown a pattern of excessive force and police brutality.