Post Tagged with: "ACLU"

ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND AND CENTER FOR JUSTICE SEEK COURT INJUNCTION AGAINST REMOVAL OF CAMPING PROTESTERS FROM STATE HOUSE GROUNDS

          Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the R.I. Center for Justice have today filed a complaint on behalf of two dozen homeless individuals to allow them to continue camping at the State House to protest the lack of adequate housing[Read More…]

by December 13, 2022

ACLU: CITING “SERIOUS LEGAL AND POLICY CONCERNS,” ACLU CALLS ON GOVERNOR TO RESCIND NOTICE KICKING PEOPLE OFF STATE HOUSE GROUNDS

  From The Rhode Island Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union: The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has called on Governor Daniel McKee to rescind a notice requiring all persons currently camping in front of the State House to vacate their property by 9 AM tomorrow or[Read More…]

by December 9, 2022

ACLU RESPONDS TO PROVIDENCE MAYOR COMMENTS CALLING FOR REMOVAL OF EXPRESSVOTE MACHINES

  Today, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza called for the state Board of Elections to remove the ExpressVote ballot marking device from polling places for the September 13th statewide primary. Common Cause Rhode Island and the ACLU of Rhode Island call on him to retract his comments. Removing the ExpressVote would[Read More…]

by September 9, 2022

RI ACLU: Cleaning Service Company Sued For Discriminating Against Pregnant Job Applicant

  In a case that highlights the difficulties and discrimination that women continue to face in the workplace, the ACLU of Rhode Island charged today that a professional cleaning service terminated an employee who had just been hired immediately after learning she was pregnant. In a lawsuit filed in R.I. Superior Court[Read More…]

by July 11, 2022

ACLU SUES DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OVER UNLAWFUL INCARCERATION OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

  ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys filed two petitions in R.I. Superior Court today, claiming that the R.I. Department of Corrections (DOC) is unlawfully keeping in prison individuals who were convicted of crimes committed when they were juveniles or very young adults. The legal action claims that the DOC is[Read More…]

by January 14, 2022

On Heels of Public Complaints, ACLU Demands Answers From RIPTA About Breach Of Personal Health Data

  The ACLU of RI has sent a letter today to the RI Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) demanding answers regarding an August 2021 data breach at the agency that compromised the Social Security numbers and private health care information of thousands of individuals who have no apparent connection to the agency. Specifically, the letter demands to know why the[Read More…]

by December 28, 2021

Open Government Groups Call for Renewal of Executive Order Providing for Remote Public Participation at Meetings

Calling it “a matter of great urgency,” ACCESS/RI, a coalition of open government organizations, has called on Governor Daniel McKee to reinstate an executive order that had been in effect throughout the Covid pandemic until this past June, allowing for remote meetings of public bodies while requiring livestreaming and remote[Read More…]

by December 21, 2021

Is The Rhode Island Department Of Labor & Training About To Employ Facial Recognition Technology? They Won’t Say. And The ACLU Is Suing Them

    Is the R.I. Department of Labor and Training (DLT) planning to use facial recognition technology to process unemployment claims? The agency doesn’t want the public to know, so the ACLU of Rhode Island today filed an open records lawsuit to find out. The suit is in response to[Read More…]

by November 30, 2021

ACLU SETTLES SUIT OVER POLITICAL PROTEST AT ROGER WILLIAMS PARK CASINO

  The ACLU of Rhode Island today announced the favorable settlement of a seven-year-old federal lawsuit against the Providence Police Department, resulting in the award of $13,000 each to two plaintiffs who alleged their free speech rights were violated during a protest outside a fundraiser being held for then-Gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo.[Read More…]

by November 6, 2021

ACLU Suit Against RI DLT Ends With Detailed Settlement Over Unemployment Benefit Freezes

The RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has agreed to take numerous steps to prevent a repeat of last year’s debacle when thousands of residents had their unemployment insurance benefit payments unexpectedly frozen without any notice or explanation. The settlement comes today in a lawsuit filed by ACLU of[Read More…]

by November 4, 2021