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Signed as Law: New Jersey Bans State and Local Participation in Immigration Detention

Signed as Law: New Jersey Bans State and Local Participation in Immigration Detention

In practice, the law prohibits any state or local government agency from entering into, renewing, or extending a contract, agreement, intergovernmental service agreement, or memorandum of understanding that authorizes a state or local government agency, or a private correctional detention facility to house or detain individuals for federal civil immigration violations.

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New Jersey Moves Toward Marijuana Legalization

New Jersey Moves Toward Marijuana Legalization

The state of New Jersey could soon become the tenth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, further nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect. New Jersey cannabis reform advocates began 2018 with high hopes. Newly elected Governor Murphy pledged to legalize the recreational use of marijuana within his first 100 days. Several pieces of legislation…

New Jersey Senate Passes Bill to Require Asset Forfeiture Reporting; Federal Equitable Sharing Included

New Jersey Senate Passes Bill to Require Asset Forfeiture Reporting; Federal Equitable Sharing Included

TRENTON, N.J. (July 5, 2018) – Last week, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset forfeiture laws.  Sen.…

New Jersey Bills Would Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

New Jersey Bills Would Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

TRENTON, N.J. (Jun. 18, 2018) – Two bills filed in the New Jersey Senate would legalize marijuana, setting the foundation to nullify federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced Senate Bill 2702 (S2702) and Senate Bill 2703 (S2703) on Jun. 7. Both bills would permit adults 21 or older…

New Jersey Committee Approves Bill to Require Comprehensive Asset Forfeiture Reporting; Federal Equitable Sharing Program Included

New Jersey Committee Approves Bill to Require Comprehensive Asset Forfeiture Reporting; Federal Equitable Sharing Program Included

TRENTON, N.J. (June 13, 2018) – On Monday, a second New Jersey Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset…

New Jersey Committee Passes Bill to Require Comprehensive Asset Forfeiture Reporting

New Jersey Committee Passes Bill to Require Comprehensive Asset Forfeiture Reporting

TRENTON, N.J. (June 4, 2018) – Last week, a New Jersey Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms, including closing a federal loophole that allows police to bypass strict state asset forfeiture…

New Jersey Bill Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Through Reciprocity With Other States

New Jersey Bill Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Through Reciprocity With Other States

TRENTON, N.J. (May 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New Jersey assembly would expand access to medical marijuana by instituting reciprocity with other medical marijuana states. The bill would further expand the medicinal cannabis market in the New Jersey and further nullify federal prohibition in practice. Rep. Annette Quijano (D) introduced Assembly Bill…

TAC Joins Coalition in Support of New Jersey Bills to Take on Asset Forfeiture

TAC Joins Coalition in Support of New Jersey Bills to Take on Asset Forfeiture

TRENTON, N.J. (May 1, 2018) – The Tenth Amendment Center has joined a coalition of seven organizations supporting passage of New Jersey bills that would impose strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. This legislation would take a first step that could lead to substantive reforms.  Senate Bill 1963 (S1963) and its companion,…