Rhode Island ACLU Asks South Kingstown Town Council to Revise Its Town Council Meeting Policies

Posted: Jul, 23, 2012

The Rhode Island ACLU has called on the South Kingstown Town Council to revise various informal policies and procedures that impose unconstitutional restrictions on the free speech rights of citizens at town council meetings. Among the provisions the ACLU is asking to be repealed are a ban on texting by audience members at town council meetings and a prohibition on the mentioning of names of council members when residents address the Town Council during public comment periods.