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Statement on President Trump’s Call for Investigation of Voter Fraud

Posted: Jan 25, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Voting Rights

The President's baseless comments about widespread voter fraud should serve as a call for Rhode Island to repeal its controversial voter ID law.

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ACLU Sets Up Hotline for UHIP-Related Food Stamp Complaints

Posted: Jan 25, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Poor Due Process

The ACLU has set up a special phone hotline for people whose food stamp applications have been unlawfully delayed due to the state’s months-long UHIP computer fiasco.

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Court Finds Immigration Officials Violated Constitution in Detaining U.S. Citizen

Posted: Jan 24, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Due Process Immigration

Finding that the agency’s actions “revealed dysfunction of a constitutional proportion,” a federal court in Rhode Island has ruled that federal immigration officials violated the constitutional rights of a Rhode Island resident who was strip-searched and held overnight at the ACI as a deportable “alien” even though she is a U.S. citizen.

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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Woonsocket Police for Treatment of Deaf Detainee

Posted: Jan 18, 2017 |Category: Civil Rights Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Free Speech Police Practices

The ACLU of RI and the R.I. Disability Law Center have reached a wide-ranging settlement agreement with Woonsocket police on behalf of a deaf person who was not provided an interpreter after being arrested and detained overnight in jail under an unconstitutional ordinance.

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ACLU Statement on Detention for Students for Walk-out Over School Practices

Posted: Jan 09, 2017 |Category: Free Speech Students' Rights

The ACLU of Rhode Island issued a statement today on allegations that excessive punishment has been imposed on students who last month protested Warwick school district educational policies.

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Ban On Unsolicited Newspaper Deliveries Put on Hold

Posted: Jan 04, 2017 |Category: Free Speech

Responding to objections from the ACLU of Rhode Island and two free press organizations, a Providence City Council committee has postponed voting on a proposal that would have made it illegal to leave unsolicited newspapers on a person’s property.

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