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ACLU Makes New Push For Gay Marriage In New Jersey

A new executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken up a new push to legalize gay marriage.

03/30/2013

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Conn. High School Allows Student To Wear Anti-Gay T-Shirt

Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, said the district’s reversal teaches students that the First Amendment “is not merely a theoretical discussion topic but a real and vital guarantee” of free speech rights.

02/26/2013

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ACLU Files Complaint After Company Gives L.I. Woman Unpaid Leave Due To Pregnancy

Julie Desantis-Mayer was told by her doctor not to lift packages over 25 pounds because it could harm the baby.

01/17/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg at the KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy - Newark, NJ - Sep 25, 2010 - Photo: Anthony Alvarez via Newark Mayor's Office

Booker Releases Emails Related To $100 Million Grant For Newark Schools From Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Booker, Gov. Chris Christie and Zuckerberg announced the $100 million grant on Oprah Winfrey’s show in September 2010.

12/25/2012

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City Of Newark Reaches Settlement With Girl Who Was Detained For Recording Officers

The City of Newark has reached a settlement with a teenage girl who was handcuffed and detained for videotaping city police officers in an incident on a public bus back in 2010, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

11/19/2012

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ACLU Sues New Jersey Over ‘Hot-Button’ Issue

A spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said the incident was a misunderstanding and that there is no policy against wearing political buttons or stickers in the State House.

09/24/2012

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Enfield Agrees To Move H.S. Graduation From Church

The Enfield Board of Education voted Wednesday night to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Connecticut and a group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

07/19/2012

Police Tape App (credit: ACLU-NJ)

ACLU-NJ Launches Smartphone App That Lets Users Secretly Record Police Stops

The app lets users record audio and video discretely with a stealth mode that hides the fact that the recording is happening.

07/03/2012

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Jersey City Man Claims Rite Aid Refused To Sell Emergency Contraception Because Of Gender

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has sent a letter to Rite Aid seeking an apology for the customer.

05/30/2012

Lines outside the Motor Vehicles office off Route 46 in Wayne on July 11, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

ACLU Moving To Block NJ’s New License Standards

Critics say the state is “unlawfully” imposing stricter requirements for people seeking to obtain or renew driver’s licenses in New Jersey.

05/07/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Attorney General’s Office Reviewing NYPD’s ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Tactic

A published report says the state Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” tactic that has drawn criticism from civil liberties advocates.

04/11/2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, talks about the start of a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a news conference as he stands next to Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy, center, and Acting Newark Police Director Sam DeMaio Monday, May 9, 2011 in Newark, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Justice Department Launches Probe Of Newark Police Department

New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.

05/09/2011

Bronx classroom

ACLU Sues NJ Over Charter School Review Process

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.

03/05/2011

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NJ Town Must Pay ACLU Legal Fees In Prayer Dispute

The $11,200 that Point Pleasant Beach will pay out is much less than the nearly $38,000 in fees sought by the ACLU.

02/19/2011

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Feds Looking Into Claims Against Newark Police

The ACLU’s New Jersey chapter asked the government in September to provide federal oversight of Newark’s 1,300-officer department.

01/20/2011

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