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ACLU Sues Over Selective Enforcement of Cranston Sign Ordinance

Posted: May 02, 2017 |Category: Active Case Due Process Free Speech

The ACLU of Rhode Island today filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cranston, challenging its blatantly selective enforcement of an ordinance that bars the placement of commercial advertisements on city property. The lawsuit argues that the City's conduct violated Hunter's rights to freedom of speech and equal protection of the laws, and seeks an injunction to prevent the City from continuing to interfere with his constitutional rights.

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ACLU Of RI Urges Compliance With Open Meetings Act in Letter to City Council Ordinance Committee

Posted: May 01, 2017 |Category: Open Government

The ACLU of Rhode Island today sent a letter to the Ordinance Committee of the Providence City Council in response to a resolution to establish a working group to ensure proper implementation and enforcement of the Community Safety Act (CSA) ordinance.  The letter raised a few concerns, most notably the resolution's proposal that the working group be permitted to "enter executive session," in possible violation of Rhode Island's Open Meetings Act.

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

Posted: Apr 12, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Immigration 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 Fair Administration of Justice

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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