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ACLU and RI Legal Services Ask Dept of Ed to Reject Warwick Request to Impose Student Fees

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 |Category: Discrimination Rights of the Poor Students' Rights Youth Rights

The ACLU of Rhode Island and R.I. Legal Services today called on R.I. Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner to reject a request from the Warwick School Committee to allow the school district to charge students for busing them to school and for participation in school sports activities.

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After ACLU Intervention on Free Speech Grounds, Japan-America Society Drops Suit Against Journalist

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 |Category: Free Speech

Within hours of learning that the ACLU had agreed to represent Newport blogger Christian Winthrop, the Japan-America Society dropped him from a lawsuit it had filed alleging that he had engaged in trademark infringement -- based solely on articles he had posted on his website.

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ACLU Sues Newport Grand Casino for Sex Discrimination

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 |Category: Active Case Civil Rights Discrimination Gender Discrimination Women's Rights Workplace Rights

The ACLU of RI today filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the Newport Grand Casino on behalf of a female employee who claims that, for a decade, she has been paid significantly less than a younger male employee performing the same duties in the same position.

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ICE Says it May Arrest And Detain Immigrants Showing up for Interviews to Change Legal Status

Posted: Jun 29, 2018 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Fair Administration of Justice Immigration

Reverting to a practice it had forsworn after the ACLU sued on behalf of Rhode Island resident Lilian Calderon, ICE officials have said they may once again snatch and detain undocumented immigrants who show up for interviews to legalize their status. The revelation came in a filing in Ms. Calderon’s lawsuit by a new ICE Interim Field Office Director in Boston, Rebecca Adducci.

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ACLU of RI Statement in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Muslim Ban Decision

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Due Process Immigration

Today is a shameful day in our history, but justice will ultimately prevail.  In the meantime, the ACLU of RI will continue to fight for the rights of all in the face of the Trump Administration’s discriminatory and xenophobic actions.

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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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