Ruling delayed on N.J. license ID requirements

    It will be at least September before a judge will decide whether New Jersey motorists will face tougher ID requirements for driver’s licenses.

    The judge on Friday extended an order to delay implementing the program until at least Sept 21.
    In the meantime, the state and the American Civil Liberties Union can keep negotiating to try to reach a settlement.

    The judge in May ordered the program halted on the day it was supposed to start after the ACLU filed suit over the requirements.

    The ACLU said the state improperly tried to impose the new standards, known as TRU-ID, without publishing details or gathering public comment.

    State officials said the new policy was in response to federal standards.

    Advocates for the homeless, immigrants and others say it’s unfair.

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