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ACLU Statement on Court’s Appointment of a Special Master to Oversee UHIP

Posted: Nov 02, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Poor Open Government

The ACLU of Rhode Island today issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge William Smith’s  appointment of retired attorney Deming Sherman as a special master to oversee the resolution of the State’s ongoing problems with UHIP.

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ACLU Sues Over State Police Abuse of Power

Posted: Nov 01, 2017 |Category: Active Case Due Process Fair Administration of Justice Open Government Police Practices

The ACLU sued the RI State Police (RISP) for abusing their power by retaliating against Marissa Lacoste, 25, a Warwick resident who declined to serve as an informant for the agency in an ongoing criminal investigation.

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Important Court Hearing Scheduled on UHIP Debacle

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Poor Due Process

A federal judge will consider on Thursday whether to appoint a "special master" to address the state's continued failure to comply with an earlier court order requiring the timely provision of food stamp benefits to needy families.

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ACLU Statement on the State’s Acknowledgement of Thousands of Unprocessed UHIP Applications

Posted: Oct 24, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Poor Due Process

ACLU of Rhode Island statement in response to the State's acknowledgement of thousands of unprocessed applications submitted through the UHIP computer program.

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South Kingstown Enacts Comprehensive Ordinance to Protect Immigrants in the Community

Posted: Oct 24, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Immigration

The South Kingstown Town Council voted last night to adopt a strong and comprehensive ordinance protecting immigrants in their community from inappropriate and sometimes constitutionally dubious federal immigration action.

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ACLU Sues Johnston Police Department for Violating First Amendment Rights of Former Detective

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 |Category: Active Case Fair Administration of Justice Free Speech Open Government Police Practices Workplace Rights

ACLU of Rhode Island sued the Johnston Police Department on behalf of retired Detective James Brady, an 18-year veteran of the force, for violating his First Amendment rights.

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Statement on Alleged “Loophole” in Voter ID Rules

Posted: Oct 09, 2017 |Category: Voting Rights

Following in the footsteps of President Trump's "election fraud" commission, Ken Block seeks to propagate a falsehood about the state's voter ID law.

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