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ACLU of Rhode Island Files Lawsuit Demanding Documents on Implementation of Trump Muslim Ban

Posted: Apr 12, 2017 |Category: Open Government

As part of a nationwide effort, the ACLU of Rhode Island and five other New England ACLU affiliates today filed a lawsuit demanding government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump's Muslim bans.

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ACLU of RI Files Brief in Support of Release of 38 Studios Grand Jury Records

Posted: Apr 12, 2017 |Category: Open Government

The ACLU of Rhode Island today filed a "friend of the court" brief in R.I. Superior Court in support of Governor Gina Raimondo's petition to have the court release the grand jury records of the 38 Studios investigation.

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ACLU and RIDLC Call on Police Chiefs to Ensure Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws

Posted: Mar 31, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Due Process

The ACLU of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center have sent a letter to every police chief in Rhode Island urging them to ensure their policies comply with federal anti-discrimination laws regarding accommodations for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Statement on Ticketing of Protesters By Cranston Police

Posted: Mar 28, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Rights of the Poor Free Speech Police Practices Right to Petition & Protest

ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement addressing yesterday’s actions by Cranston police in ticketing individuals engaged in peaceful protest.

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Statement on the U.S. Attorney General’s Threat to Punish “Sanctuary Cities”

Posted: Mar 28, 2017 |Category: Immigration

ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement on “sanctuary city” threats from the U.S. Attorney General.

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ACLU Sends Model Ordinance to All Rhode Island Municipalities; Urges Leaving Immigration to Feds

Posted: Mar 24, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Due Process Immigration

The ACLU of Rhode Island today urged officials in all 39 of the state's municipalities to adopt a comprehensive ordinance to protect their immigrant communities from constitutionally dubious federal immigration requests.

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15 Organizations Call on R.I. School Districts to Reaffirm Rights of Transgender Students

Posted: Feb 27, 2017 |Category: Discrimination LGBT Rights Students' Rights

The groups call on superintendents to "urgently counter" the "troubling message" the Trump Administration's repeal of federal guidance on the subject has sent.

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