Civil Rights + Immigration
Talks over protecting Dreamers pick up in Congress, but agreement still elusive
The success of any major immigration deal appears unlikely, as a lame-duck session of Congress dwindles into its last days.
Advocates demand cameras in homes for developmentally disabled adults to reduce abuse
Advocates are demanding action on a stalled bill that would require security cameras in group homes for adults with developmental disabilities.
From Stonewall to Club Q, we continue to fight for our lives
In the six years since the Pulse nightclub attack, this country has been fueled by hatred, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia, Brielle Winslow-Majette writes.
Officer’s dismissed indictment latest black eye for state integrity office
A judge dismissed a misconduct indictment against a state correctional officer, the latest flub by the Attorney General's integrity office.
Senate again halts vote on bill expanding rights for temp workers
Another attempt to advance a bill expanding the rights of temp workers failed Monday when Senate leadership pulled the bill from the voting session, leading to howls of protest from immigrant activists who were then thrown out of the Senate chambers. It was the second time in about a month that a vote on the measure was postponed moments […]
N.J. Supreme Court sets new rules to balance defendants’ and victims’ rights in sex assault cases
The N.J. Supreme Court set new guidelines for courts balancing the rights of suspects and sex assault victims, in disclosing victims' addresses.
Migrant families, now in N.J., sue over Trump-era family separation policy
Three N.J. families separated at the border sued the federal government for harm they suffered under the Trump-era family separation policy.
Bill protecting same-sex marriage gains bipartisan support in U.S. Senate
The U.S. Senate cleared a hurdle to passing marriage equality, getting more than the 60 senators from both parties needed to avert a filibuster.
U.S. Senate Democrats make a last-ditch push for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers
Democratic U.S. senators aim to pass a bipartisan bill next month to help Dreamers become citizens but don’t have enough GOP support yet.
Police interrogations must end once suspects claim Miranda rights, court rules
Police can’t interrogate suspects after they ask for an attorney, the N.J. Supreme Court ruled in their latest decision on Miranda rights.
U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants
A judge blocked the government from continuing Title 42, a controversial pandemic-era health policy used to expel migrants at the southern border.
Incarcerated people endure health care, safety problems in prisons, report says
A state watchdog received more than 1,000 calls a month from inmates reporting abuse, theft, inadequate health care, and more at N.J. prisons.