Legal action delays N.J.’s new license standards

    New Jersey’s plan to implement new stricter federal standards for people seeking to obtain or renew driver’s licenses is on hold because of a legal challenge.

    The American Civil Liberties Union claims the new standards were imposed without explanation or comment from the public. It also cites privacy concerns.
    The ACLU is discussing the challenge at a news conference Monday.

    The brief filed last Friday says the new, stricter requirements will adversely affect the homeless, legal residents who were born in non-English-speaking countries and domestic abuse victims who want to use an alternate address on their licenses.

    The Motor Vehicle Commission announced over the weekend that plans to start enforcing the new standards Monday have been put on hold

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