Post Tagged with: "Neronha"


    Every race for a general officer position in Rhode Island will have some kind of debate this year—except one: the race for Attorney General. Some debates will be more robust than others, but at least the nominees will have the chance to challenge and respond to their opponents[Read More…]

by October 4, 2022

Opinion: Attorney General Candidate Calenda-Time To Recognize Bruen?

  The Boston Globe recently reported that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has formally taken steps to comply with the June 23rd, 2022 decision of the United States Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. The SCOTUS decision, which in political circles has become know[Read More…]

by July 18, 2022

Firearms Policy Coalition: “These draconian measures run roughshod over the most fundamental rights of the people.”

From The Firearms Policy Coalition: Firearms Policy Coalition issued the following statement in response to Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee’s signing of three gun control bills: Last week the Rhode Island legislature passed several pieces of anti-rights legislation over a wave of objections by the people. Those bills ban standard capacity[Read More…]

by June 22, 2022


Neronha decided to punt. Although he agrees that the Reapportionment Commission did not follow the Open Meetings Act, and he could not comprehend why the General Assembly would flip-flop on making the Reapportionment Commission subject to the Open Meetings Act, he won’t do anything about it. He criticizes us for[Read More…]

by June 6, 2022

Attorney General Candidate Chas Calenda On Rittenhouse Verdict!

  Politics and criminal prosecutions are a bad mix. Any fair-minded person could see that during the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin over the last several weeks. In what can only be described as a politically-motivated, bad faith prosecution initiated by the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office, justice was[Read More…]

by November 19, 2021

Flash! Judge Lanphear Issues Mask Case Decision! Initial Reaction From AG Candidate Calenda

Judge Lanphear Issues Decision Denying Preliminary Injuction They say life comes at you fast. Today is one of those days. It’s a Friday afternoon and a significant decision was handed down by Judge Lanphear in the Parents’ lawsuit against Governor McKee and the Department of Health. I write this not[Read More…]

by November 12, 2021

Attorney General Candidate Calenda Issues Statement On Governor McKee Executive Order

When the Rhode Island General Assembly passed the fiscal year 2022 budget and Governor McKee signed it into law, the Emergency Powers of the Governor, under R.I.G.L. §30-15-9 were modified and restricted. Specifically, the General Assembly terminated all executive orders related to the “COVID-19” declaration of Emergency, issued by then-Governor[Read More…]

by August 24, 2021

Former Democratic State Representative-Elect Pleads To Embezzlement & Campaign Finance Charges

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a former state representative-elect was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court after pleading to felony embezzlement and campaign finance charges stemming from actions undertaken during his campaign for state representative of House District 68 in 2018. Laufton Ascencao (age 27) pleaded nolo contendere[Read More…]

by June 17, 2021

Attorney General issues APRA finding in Lyssikatos v. Narragansett Police Department

    Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that his office has issued a finding in response to an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) complaint filed against the Narragansett Police Department by Dimitri Lyssikatos. As detailed in the finding, the Office of the Attorney General found that 14 internal[Read More…]

by April 16, 2021

Chas Calenda: The Right To Bear Arms-Young V. Hawaii A Conversation.

Flash! Attorney Chas Calenda joined The Coalition Talk Radio Tonite! to discuss 9th Circuit 2A Madness! Did Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha use Rhode Island Taxpayer resources to file a “Friend Of The Court Brief”? “Born and raised in Rhode Island, Charles “Chas” Calenda has always heard the call[Read More…]

by March 25, 2021