American Civil Liberties Union

Enfield High School - Enfield, CT - File / Photo: Enfield Public Schools

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

"Plan B" Pill (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Newark Police (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

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

Point Pleasant Beach City Council meeting (Photo/CBS 2)

Judge Voids NJ Town’s Policy On Council Prayers

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.

12/17/2010

A full-body scanner is demonstrated by a woman at Fuhlsbuettel airport - Hamburg, Germany - Sep 27, 2010 - Photo: FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images

Bill To Limit Full-Body Scan Use To Be Introduced

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.

12/05/2010

(File Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lord’s Prayer Dispute In NJ Town Could Continue

A dispute in Point Pleasant Beach over the saying of the Lord’s Prayer at public meetings could take on a new life.

10/23/2010

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Should Prisoners Get To Read Violent Books?

The CT Dept. of Correction is revising its library policy in the wake of an investigation that found inmates had unrestricted access to works depicting graphic violence.

10/07/2010

Police Headquarters - Newark, NJ - File Photo

A.C.L.U. Alleges Abuses At Newark Police Dept.

There are allegations of excessive force and improper arrests.

09/24/2010

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. ACLU Petitions For Oversight Of Newark Police

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.

09/09/2010

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