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ACLU Statement on Passage of Drug Overdose Homicide Legislation

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 |Category:

The ACLU of Rhode Island issued the following statement regarding the House passage this evening of H 7715A:

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Some RI School Districts Remain Non-Compliant with Trans Student Policy Requirement

Posted: Jun 01, 2018 |Category: Discrimination LGBT Rights Free Speech Privacy Students' Rights

With only one month remaining for RI school districts to implement comprehensive policies protecting transgender and gender non-conforming students, a recent public records inquiry by the ACLU of RI has found a handful of districts still have no policies in place or have implemented policies that miss the mark entirely.

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Medical Professionals Urge Defeat of Drug Homicide Bill; Say it Undermines Response to Opioid Crisis

Posted: May 22, 2018 |Category: Due Process Fair Administration of Justice The "War on Drugs"

Dozens of medical professionals and organizations working to stem the opioid crisis in Rhode Island today called on the state Senate to reject legislation sponsored by the Attorney General that would impose up to a life sentence on individuals who provide an unlawful controlled substance to a person that results in that person’s death, regardless of culpability.

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Citing Public Right to Know, Open Government Groups Submit Brief for Release of 38 Studios Records

Posted: May 17, 2018 |Category: Active Case Fair Administration of Justice Open Government

Four organizations have submitted a “friend of the court” brief in the RI Supreme Court in support of Governor Gina Raimondo’s appeal for the release of the grand jury records in the 38 Studios proceedings.

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Groups Submit Brief Challenging Court’s Denial of Jury List in Murder Case

Posted: May 09, 2018 |Category: Active Case Free Speech

The ACLU of RI, joined by four media organizations, today submitted a “friend of the court” brief to contest Superior Court Associate Justice Netti Vogel’s orders last month blocking the release of the juror list, and barring members of the public from contacting the jurors, in a completed, high-profile murder case.

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Citing Free Speech Concerns, ACLU Opposes Proposed Airport Advertising Restrictions

Posted: May 07, 2018 |Category: Free Speech

The ACLU of Rhode Island has expressed strong opposition to recently proposed regulations that would restrict the types of advertising allowed at T.F. Green Airport.

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ACLU Statement on Judge Vogel Barring Contact with Jurors in DePina Trial

Posted: May 02, 2018 |Category: Active Case Free Speech

ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement in response to a directive by RI Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel in a recently concluded high-profile murder case involving Jorge DePina.

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