Post Tagged with: "ACLU"

RI ACLU & Community Object To Newport Canvassing Authority’s Decision To Close Park Holm Senior Center Polling Location

  The RI ACLU has decided to intervene on behalf of Newport citizens residing in precinct 2109 who feel that the consolidation, by the Newport Canvassing Authority, of a polling center located for years at the Park Holm Senior Center with the Pell Elementary School in Precinct 2102 would result[Read More…]

by October 17, 2020

Court Preliminarily Approves Settlement in Title IX Lawsuit Against Brown University Addressing Women’s Athletics

A federal court has today preliminarily approved a settlement agreement between Brown University and lawyers representing women student-athletes at the school who brought a class-action lawsuit in June following cuts to the varsity athletics program.  The suit, filed in June by counsel from the ACLU of Rhode Island, Public Justice and two private[Read More…]

by October 17, 2020

ACLU of RI REPORT SHOWS ALARMING LACK OF PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR STUDENTS ON SCHOOL-LOANED COMPUTERS 

  The ACLU of Rhode Island released a report today which highlights the alarming lack of privacy protections given to students who use school-loaned laptop computers. Though all schools in Rhode Island rapidly transitioned to virtual learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey by the ACLU of RI[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020

Brown University to Reinstate Women’s Equestrian and Fencing To Comply with Title IX and Provide Equal Opportunity for Women Athlete

    The legal team representing women student-athletes at Brown University who brought suit in June  following cuts to the varsity athletics program announced today that it and the University have reached  a proposed settlement agreement that will preserve gender equity for women athletes at Brown. The  settlement will ensure[Read More…]

by September 17, 2020

ACLU Rhode Island & Public Justice Files Reply Brief In Lawsuit Challenging Brown University’s Violation of Title IX

“Plaintiffs filed their Motion to Enforce both because President Paxson admitted in advance that Brown would be in violation of the Joint Agreement if it took the actions it has taken and because the historical participation numbers at Brown prove that what President Paxson announced to the Brown community on[Read More…]

by September 12, 2020

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha Allows Police To Hide Records Of Misconduct

At a time when the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted demands for more police accountability in Rhode Island and across the country, the state Attorney General’s office has issued an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) opinion which makes it more difficult for the public to monitor allegations of misconduct by[Read More…]

by August 26, 2020

ACLU OF RI SUES ON BEHALF OF BLACK RECRUIT DRUMMED OUT OF THE PROVIDENCE POLICE ACADEMY

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has today filed a federal lawsuit charging the Providence Police Department with race discrimination and other violations of the rights of a Black recruit who was involuntarily dismissed last year from the Police Academy just a few weeks before graduation and after enduring months of harassment[Read More…]

by August 18, 2020

SCOTUS Rejects GOP Effort to Force Rhode Islanders to Risk Their Health to Vote During COVID-19

In an important win for voting rights, the Supreme Court today rejected efforts by the Republican National Committee and Rhode Island Republican Party to try and block Rhode Island from eliminating witness/notary requirements for vote by mail in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic The state had agreed to drop the[Read More…]

by August 14, 2020

Court Challenge Filed to Brown University’s Abandonment of Gender Equity in Athletics Program

More than twenty years after a precedent-setting court victory finding that Brown University violated federal Title IX law by engaging in gender-based discrimination in the school’s athletics program, legal representatives who secured an agreement requiring gender equity for those programs have returned to court, alleging the school is breaking that[Read More…]

by July 1, 2020

Rhode Island ACLU Sues Over Frozen Unemployment Insurance Payments

ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys Ellen Saideman and Lynette Labinger today filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the state Department of Labor and Training’s (DLT) actions in summarily freezing weekly unemployment insurance benefit payments to hundreds of Rhode Islanders without any notice or explanation. The suit was filed three weeks after reports[Read More…]

by May 27, 2020