In re: 38 Studios Grand Jury - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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In re: 38 Studios Grand Jury (2017)

Category: Active Case    Open Government    

About This Case:
This is a "friend of the court" brief in R.I. Supreme Court in support of Governor Gina Raimondo's appeal for the release the grand jury records of the 38 Studios investigation.  The ACLU of RI's brief argues that, while grand jury records should ordinarily be protected from disclosure, the 38 Studios investigation "presents a truly exceptional circumstance that justifies disclosure."

Current Status:
"Friend of the court" brief submitted in May 2018. In February 2020, the R.I. Supreme Court held that the records would be kept secret.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Jared A. Goldstein, Andrew Horwitz

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • May 17, 2018 - Citing Public Right to Know, Open Government Groups Submit Brief for Release of 38 Studios Records
  • May 18, 2017 - ACLU of RI Statement on 38 Studios Grand Jury Decision
  • Apr 12, 2017 - ACLU of RI Files Brief in Support of Release of 38 Studios Grand Jury Records
  • Aug 02, 2016 - Open Government Groups Call for Release of 38 Studios Documents
  • Sep 25, 2015 - “Pleading The Fifth” Is A Fundamental Right