Fontes V. City of Central Falls - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Fontes V. City of Central Falls (2009)

Category: Open Government    Rights of Candidates    Voting Rights    

Federal lawsuit challenging the disqualification of a Mayoral candidate based on a city charter provision barring voters from signing more than one nomination paper for the same political office. The court ruled the provision unconstitutional, and the General Assembly enacted a law overriding similar requirements in other municipalities.

Cooperating Attorneys: Armando Batastini, Timothy Baldwin

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  • Oct 08, 2009 - Court Strikes Down Law Used to Disqualify Central Falls Mayoral Candidate
  • Sep 18, 2009 - ACLU Challenges Disqualification of Central Falls Mayoral Candidate