Post Tagged with: "ACLU"

Rhode Island Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Archaic State Law That Deems Inmates Serving Life Sentences “Civilly Dead”

A federal judge today refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 100-year-old statute that declares inmates serving life sentences at the ACI to be “dead in all respects” with respect to “all civil rights.” The lawsuit, filed two years ago by ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys[Read More…]

by March 29, 2021

US Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments RE: RI Search/Seizure Case Caniglia V Strom RIACLU Amicus Brief Included

Tomorrow, March 24, 2021, at 10Am, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Caniglia v. Strom, a major 4th Amendment search & seizure case based in Rhode Island From the Rhode Island ACLU (1/25/21) “The case, dating back to 2015, involves Cranston resident Edward Caniglia, whose two[Read More…]

by March 23, 2021

Attorney General Candidate Calenda Challenges Embattled Rhody Attny General Neronha Over Failed Campaign Promise

  “In what can only be categorized as disappointing yet expected, Attorney General Peter Neronha revealed his 4th quarter contributors to his re-election campaign. The list of donors and groups giving to his campaign reads like a “Who’s Who” list of Rhode Island political royalty. From influential lobbyists, many who work[Read More…]

by February 3, 2021

Plaintiff Lindsay Koso re: Koso v. Neronha Joined The Coalition! A Law Student Takes On APRA & The Rhode Island Attorney General

Plaintiff Lindsay Koso re: Koso v. Neronha joined The Coalition Talk Radio! From www.RIACLU.org: “About this Case: This is an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) lawsuit against the state’s Attorney General (AG), challenging a $225 fee his office has charged a Roger Williams University Law School student in order[Read More…]

by February 3, 2021

ACLU FILES OPEN RECORDS LAWSUIT AGAINST ATTORNEY GENERAL ON BEHALF OF ROGER WILLIAMS LAW STUDENT

American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island lawyers today filed an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) lawsuit against the state’s Attorney General, challenging a $225 fee his office has charged a Roger Williams University Law School student in order to provide her copies of public reports that state law specifically requires[Read More…]

by January 29, 2021

UPDATE ON PORTSMOUTH POLITICAL SIGN BAN LAWSUIT CONTROVERSY

  Pending a ruling on the merits of the lawsuit filed against the Town on Friday, Portsmouth officials have agreed not to issue a summons to Michael DiPaola to enforce its sign ordinance for his display of signs on his property on Bristol Ferry Road. The agreement was made at[Read More…]

by January 26, 2021

ACLU FILES BRIEF IN U.S. SUPREME COURT IN MAJOR “SEARCH AND SEIZURE” CASE FROM RHODE ISLAND

Joining with groups that span the ideological spectrum, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in a case raising significant issues concerning the scope of Fourth Amendment protections and police warrantless searches of the home. The brief argues that[Read More…]

by January 25, 2021

ACLU SUES TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH OVER POLITICAL SIGN BAN

A federal lawsuit filed by ACLU of RI cooperating attorney Richard A. Sinapi challenges a Portsmouth town ordinance that bans the posting of political signs on residential property. The lawsuit is on behalf of town resident Michael DiPaola, who recently erected a series of signs on his property that express[Read More…]

by January 22, 2021

ACLU CALLS FOR STRONGER ACTION TO ADDRESS “PERSISTENT” PROVIDENCE POLICE BODY CAMERA VIOLATIONS   

  Citing repeated instances of police failing to activate their body cameras in high profile encounters with the public, the ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré and Police Chief Hugh Clements, Jr. to take stronger steps, including establishing a more vigorous audit[Read More…]

by January 19, 2021

RIDE Education Commissh Bars NK School District From Punishing Children … For The “Sins of the Father”

  Responding to an appeal brought on behalf of two North Kingstown children by ACLU of RI cooperating attorney H. Jefferson Melish, R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green ruled today that the school district could not ban the children from in-school learning solely because their parents had let them attend school last[Read More…]

by December 29, 2020