Privacy

REAL-ID Implementation Dropped in New Jersey

ACLU successfully challenged the scheme over privacy concerns

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The state is abandoning its plans to pursue stricter new driver's licenses that would have required 6 million New Jersey drivers to show additional proof of residency and disallowed previously approved documents such as military cards.

The more stringent license — which would have had a star on it, signifying it was a federally approved document that New Jerseyans needed to board a plane or enter a federal building — initially was touted as a necessary security measure in a post-9/11 world.