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2004 News Releases

  • Dec 20, 2004 - Providence Police Obtain Training Funds on Breaking Up “Civil Actions,” ACLU Finds
  • Dec 16, 2004 - ACLU Criticizes Warwick Public Safety Order Barring Hip-Hop Music
  • Nov 18, 2004 - ACLU Challenges Limits on Participation in Ballot Referenda Campaigns
  • Nov 15, 2004 - Judge Rules Unconstitutional Cranston Holiday Display Policy, But Upholds Display
  • Nov 02, 2004 - State Settles ACLU “Provisional Ballot” Lawsuit; Ballots of Voters Without ID Will Be Counted
  • Nov 01, 2004 - ACLU Files Suit Over Fate of Provisional Ballots
  • Oct 29, 2004 - ACLU Demands Change in State Voting Policy that May Disqualify Hundreds of Valid Ballots
  • Oct 21, 2004 - ACLU Condemns Proposed Searches of Voters at Polling Booth
  • Sep 21, 2004 - ACLU Calls on Local Hospitals to Reject Federal Funding That Targets Undocumented Immigrants
  • Sep 16, 2004 - Court Order Declares Lincoln School Committee Election a “Nullity”
  • Sep 14, 2004 - ACLU Asks Court to Void Lincoln School Committee “Preliminary Election”
  • Sep 08, 2004 - ACLU Calls on Rhode Island College to Immediately Revise “Hate Speech” Policies
  • Sep 02, 2004 - ACLU Urges Police Departments to Shun “Stun Guns”
  • Aug 27, 2004 - ACLU Files Free Speech Suit on Behalf of Rejected Teacher Applicant in Lincoln
  • Aug 10, 2004 - Court Rules that Trial Can Proceed in ACLU’s Racial Profiling Suit Against Scituate Police
  • Aug 09, 2004 - National ACLU Targets CVS in Privacy Campaign; New Report Shows Government Using Businesses for Data
  • Jul 28, 2004 - On 25th Anniversary of Court Decision, ACLU Says DMV Still Provides Misinformation About Rights
  • Jul 20, 2004 - ACLU Files Brief in Support of Sanctioned Attorneys in Cornel Young, Jr. Civil Rights Case
  • Jul 19, 2004 - ACLU Files Complaint with Justice Department Over Lack of Court Interpreters for Defendants
  • Jul 09, 2004 - ACLU, Alleging Free Speech Violations, Sues Coventry Fire District for Third Time
  • Jun 30, 2004 - ACLU Settles Case With Woonsocket Police Department Over Illegal Strip Search
  • Jun 14, 2004 - ACLU Defends Immigrant Imprisoned for Three Years While Awaiting Deportation
  • May 27, 2004 - ACLU Calls on URI to Halt Censorship of Professor’s Website
  • May 06, 2004 - Settlement Agreement Reached in ACLU Free Speech Lawsuit Against Tiverton School Committee
  • Apr 29, 2004 - Court Rules for Female Firefighter in North Smithfield Discrimination Case
  • Mar 17, 2004 - ACLU Challenges Political Canvassing Restrictions in Johnston
  • Mar 01, 2004 - Governor’s Ill-Conceived Bill Prompts Legislation to Repeal Anti-Free Speech Statutes
  • Feb 27, 2004 - ACLU Defends Roger Williams University College Republicans From Possible Charter Revocation
  • Feb 25, 2004 - Court Rejects Racial Profiling Appeal; ACLU Responds by Calling for Passage of Strong Legislation
  • Feb 23, 2004 - ACLU, Civil Rights Groups Introduce Comprehensive Bill to Address Racial Profiling
  • Feb 17, 2004 - ACLU Labels as “Extraordinarily Dangerous” Governor’s Proposed Homeland Security Bill
  • Feb 12, 2004 - ACLU Calls for Change to Open Records Law in Response to Death of South Kingstown Man
  • Jan 22, 2004 - ACLU Files Additional Brief in Senate Redistricting Appeal
  • Jan 05, 2004 - ACLU Opposes Providence Appeal of Liability for its Contempt in Racial Profiling Case