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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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Medical Professionals Urge Defeat of Drug Homicide Bill; Say it Undermines Response to Opioid Crisis

Posted: May 22, 2018 |Category: Due Process Fair Administration of Justice The "War on Drugs"

Dozens of medical professionals and organizations working to stem the opioid crisis in Rhode Island today called on the state Senate to reject legislation sponsored by the Attorney General that would impose up to a life sentence on individuals who provide an unlawful controlled substance to a person that results in that person’s death, regardless of culpability.

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Citing Public Right to Know, Open Government Groups Submit Brief for Release of 38 Studios Records

Posted: May 17, 2018 |Category: Active Case Fair Administration of Justice Open Government

Four organizations have submitted a “friend of the court” brief in the RI Supreme Court in support of Governor Gina Raimondo’s appeal for the release of the grand jury records in the 38 Studios proceedings.

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