Post Tagged with: "RIACLU"

Attorney General Candidate Calenda Issues Statement On Federal Supreme Court Case Caniglia V. Strom

In a rare unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court re-affirmed some of the most sacred principles we have under Constitutional law – the right to be secure in our homes and free from governmental intrusion without a judicially-authorized warrant. In Caniglia v. Strom, a case that originated right here[Read More…]

by May 17, 2021

Court Consent Judgement Strikes From The Books Cranston Anti-Panhandling Ordinance / Cranston Mayor Statement!

  In a major victory for the First Amendment and the rights of the poor that ends a four-year battle between the ACLU of RI and the City of Cranston, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith today signed an order declaring the City’s anti-panhandling ordinance unconstitutional and barring the City[Read More…]

by April 20, 2021


    A federal judge has approved the settlement of a lawsuit filed in January by ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorney Richard A. Sinapi that challenged the constitutionality of a Portsmouth town ordinance banning the posting of political signs on residential property. The favorable settlement, which permanently bars enforcement[Read More…]

by April 20, 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

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

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


As conflict over race-based discriminatory police practices permeates the country, ACLU of RI cooperating attorneys Shannah Kurland and Lynette Labinger today filed suit in federal court over a Pawtucket School Resource Officer’s (SRO) gratuitous and unlawful handcuffing and arrest last year of Tre’sur Johnson, a 13-year-old African-American honors student at Goff Middle[Read More…]

by June 2, 2020

7 Organizations Call On Governor Raimondo To Repeal “Extremely Damaging” Executive Order Delaying Access To Public Records

Calling Governor Gina Raimondo’s two-and-a-half-month old executive order giving public bodies extra time to respond to open records requests “unwarranted and extremely damaging to the public interest,” seven media and open government organizations today called on her to immediately rescind the order.  The Access to Public Records Act gives public bodies[Read More…]

by May 28, 2020