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Update on ACLU “Harrington Hall” Lawsuit: State Law Remains on Hold

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 |Category: Active Case Civil Rights Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor Rights of Ex-Offenders

Following a closed-chambers conference with U.S. District Judge William Smith today, the State has acknowledged that a new law which caps the occupancy of registered sex offenders at Harrington Hall homeless shelter in Cranston at 10%, will be on hold until the court reaches a final decision in the pending ACLU challenge to the law.

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Update On ACLU Lawsuit Against State Over “Harrington Hall” Law: Shelter Will Not Turn People Away

Posted: Jan 03, 2018 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor

The Court acknowledged that there are significant legal and factual issues which the State has not yet had an opportunity to address....parties agreed that while they are developing the legal issues, no one would be turned away and that we could publicly communicate that understanding.

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ACLU Files New UHIP-Related Lawsuit Over Medicaid Termination Notices

Posted: Jan 02, 2018 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor Open Government

The ACLU of Rhode Island today filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that participants in a Medicaid program run by the state are not being given proper notice before being kicked off the program, leading to a loss of income that the suit says puts low-income residents “at risk of losing their homes and their utilities and deprives them of funds needed for their daily living expenses, including food.”

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