News from The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, ACLU of Rhode Island News, RIACLU News

Menu

Protecting Civil Liberties in Rhode Island for Over 50 Years

Latest News

ACLU Urges Providence Police Department To Reject ICE Detainers Issued Without Judicial Oversight

Posted: Jul 23, 2014 |Category: Due Process Immigration

In a letter sent to Police Chief Hugh Clements, Jr., the American Civil Liberties of Rhode Island is urging the Providence Police Department to reject immigration detainers issued without judicial oversight now that the state Department of Corrections has ended the practice of detaining individuals based solely on these requests.

Read the Full Article >

ACLU Applauds State’s Adoption of New Immigration Detainer Policy

Posted: Jul 17, 2014 |Category: Due Process Immigration

The ACLU of Rhode Island today praised Governor Lincoln Chafee for adopting a policy that no longer authorizes holding individuals at the ACI on the basis of questionable immigration detainers.

Read the Full Article >

Groups Call on Department of Education to Ensure High Stakes Testing Moratorium is Implemented

Posted: Jul 14, 2014 |Category: Students' Rights

Nine organizations that pushed for the new law imposing a three-year moratorium on “high stakes testing” as a condition of high school graduation have sent an “urgent request” to state Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist, calling on her to ensure that the law is being implemented by school departments.

Read the Full Article >

Community Groups Urge Veto of “Criminal Street Gang” Bill

Posted: Jun 27, 2014 |Category: Criminal Justice

More than twenty community organizations representing youth, nonviolence, and civil rights have urged Governor Chafee to veto legislation purportedly aimed at “criminal street gangs” that the groups say will likely target at-risk youth.

Read the Full Article >

ACLU Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling that Police Must Obtain Warrants for Cell Phone Searches

Posted: Jun 25, 2014 |Category: Privacy

The ACLU of Rhode Island today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision this morning that police generally must seek a warrant before examining the contents of an arrestee’s cell phone. Two years ago, the RI General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill that would have essentially codified the principle the Court enunciated today, but Governor Lincoln Chafee vetoed that legislation in a cursory veto message.

Read the Full Article >

ACLU Urges Warwick City Council to Amend Ordinance Barring Some City Workers from Running for Office

Posted: Jun 17, 2014 |Category: Free Speech

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has urged Warwick City Council to amend an ordinance barring certain city employees from running for office after a worker faced losing his job if he ran for a seat in the United States Senate.

Read the Full Article >

ACLU Statement on House Approval of Mandated DNA Collection From Arrestees

Posted: Jun 04, 2014 |Category: Criminal Justice Due Process Police Practices Privacy

ACLU of Rhode Island executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement in response to the House of Representatives' approval this afternoon of legislation requiring law enforcement to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for certain offenses even if they are not formally charged with any crime.

Read the Full Article >

Page 1 of 5 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›

All 2014 News Releases