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Open Government Groups Call for Release of 38 Studios Documents

Posted: Aug 02, 2016 |Category: Open Government

Highlighting the “extraordinarily strong public interest” in the investigation of the 38 Studios scandal and calling “less than compelling” the arguments offered for keeping the records of that investigation secret, five open government groups today called on Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and State Police Superintendent Steven O’Donnell to release those documents to the public.

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ACLU Statement on Ethics Commission Vote

Posted: Jul 19, 2016 |Category: Right to Petition & Protest

The ACLU of Rhode Island issued the following statement in regard to today’s vote by the Rhode Island Ethics Commission to place a moratorium on the filing of complaints:

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ACLU Applauds New Law Addressing Internet Filtering in Schools

Posted: Jul 14, 2016 |Category: Students' Rights

The ACLU of Rhode Island today commended the General Assembly for passing, and Governor Gina Raimondo for signing, legislation establishing transparent standards for the use of Internet filters in Rhode Island’s schools.

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ACLU Heralds Passage of Law Restricting Cell Phone Location Tracking

Posted: Jul 13, 2016 |Category: Criminal Justice Police Practices Privacy

The ACLU of Rhode Island today celebrated the signing by Governor Gina Raimondo of crucial privacy legislation requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing cell phone location information, except in certain emergency circumstances.

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ACLU Criticizes DMV Plan to Share Driver License Photos With FBI

Posted: Jul 07, 2016 |Category: Privacy

The ACLU of Rhode Island has raised concerns about apparent plans by the RI DMV to routinely share driver license photos with the FBI.  In a letter to the DMV, the ACLU has called on the agency to release information about its negotiations with the FBI in order to allow public input before an agreement is entered into that could seriously invade residents’ privacy rights.

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ACLU Applauds New Law Restricting School Suspension Use

Posted: Jun 29, 2016 |Category: Students' Rights

The ACLU of Rhode Island commended the General Assembly for passing, and Governor Raimondo for today signing, important legislation limiting the use of out-of-school suspensions in Rhode Island’s schools.

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ACLU Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Posted: Jun 27, 2016 |Category: Abortion

Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU of Rhode Island, issued the following statement today following the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt:

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