ACLU sues NJ over withheld Ebola protocol documents

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Gov. Chris Christie's office after a request for information on quarantine procedures was denied.

The ACLU is suing the state over withheld Ebola quarantine protocol documents.

The ACLU is suing the state over withheld Ebola quarantine protocol documents. (3/3/15)

TRENTON - The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Gov. Chris Christie’s office after a request for information on quarantine procedures was denied.

The ACLU is seeking emails and other correspondence from specific department officials that contained several key words, including Ebola, EVD, quarantine, isolation or screening. It also wants correspondence with county health departments.

The group says it was told its request was overly broad and required research.

ACLU spokeswoman Jeanne Locicero says the organization wants to make sure the quarantine policies are driven by science and not by fear.

News 12 New Jersey reached out to the governor’s office, but were told the office had no comment on the matter.

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