Post Tagged with: "ACLU"

IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCATES HEAD BACK TO COURT OVER TITLE 42 EXPULSIONS

  Groups that sued the Trump administration over Title 42 expulsions of asylum seekers are heading back to court after hitting an impasse in negotiations with the Biden administration to end the policy. The American Civil Liberties Union, Texas Civil Rights Project, RAICES, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Oxfam,[Read More…]

by August 3, 2021

ACLU DEMANDS ACTION ON ILLEGAL CRANSTON TRAFFIC STOP POLICY

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins and the Cranston City Council to “take immediate action to halt what appears to be a long-standing and flagrant violation of the law by the Cranston Police Department” – a traffic stop quota policy, requiring police officers to[Read More…]

by July 20, 2021

ACLU Calls On Providence Officials To Address Dubious Attempt To Oust Homeless From Wilson Street Encampment

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré to address the “actions and constitutionally suspect procedural shortcuts” that it took last week in an attempt to oust the people living in a homeless encampment on Wilson Street in[Read More…]

by June 17, 2021

U.S. SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY PROTECTS PRIVACY IN MAJOR “SEARCH AND SEIZURE” CASE FROM RHODE ISLAND 

In an important victory for privacy rights, the U.S Supreme Court today unanimously rejected police arguments that engaging in a non-criminal “community caretaking” function allows  them to search a person’s home without a warrant. The American Civil Liberties Union of  Rhode Island had filed a “friend of the court” brief[Read More…]

by May 17, 2021

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