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2011 News Releases

  • Dec 22, 2011 - Eight Groups Send Letter to Board of Elections Asking for New Voter ID Rules
  • Dec 16, 2011 - ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Pawtucket’s Favorable Treatment of Parochial Schools Goes to Trial
  • Dec 09, 2011 - Groups Call for Easier Access to Voter ID Cards
  • Nov 29, 2011 - ACLU Opposes Photo ID Requirement for RIPTA Reduced Fare Bus Passes
  • Nov 23, 2011 - RI ACLU Says Latest Statistics Show New Civil Union Law Is “Still a Fiasco”
  • Nov 18, 2011 - ACLU Raises Concerns About Board of Regents Proposed “Public Comment” Rules
  • Nov 15, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes Narragansett Proposal To Charge Residents for “Police Response Costs”
  • Nov 14, 2011 - ACLU Offers Free Booklet on Workplace Privacy Rights
  • Nov 09, 2011 - ACLU Issues Statement on Police Use of Infrared Technology in Burnside Park
  • Nov 09, 2011 - ACLU Opposes Polling Place Ban on Political Buttons
  • Oct 31, 2011 - Groups Call On Top Federal Official to Halt Death Penalty Efforts Against Jason Pleau
  • Oct 28, 2011 - RI ACLU Issues Statement on “Occupy Providence” Protest
  • Oct 20, 2011 - RI Department of Public Safety Withdraws Challenged Open Records Regulations
  • Oct 18, 2011 - ACLU Urges State Reapportionment Commission to Address Problem of Prison Gerrymandering
  • Oct 17, 2011 - ACLU Sues DMV Over License Reinstatement Rule; Challenges Agency “Making Rules Up As They Go Along”
  • Oct 11, 2011 - As Car Tax Criticism Simmers, ACLU Calls on Commission to Adopt Fairer System in Valuing Automobiles
  • Oct 07, 2011 - ACLU Raises Privacy Concerns Over Providence License Plate Scanning Plan
  • Oct 05, 2011 - ACLU Objects to Proposal to Ban Signs at City Council Meetings
  • Sep 26, 2011 - RI ACLU Issues Report Calling New Civil Union Law for Gay and Lesbian Couples “A Fiasco”
  • Sep 21, 2011 - ACLU Objects to Calls for BCI Checks of Political Candidates
  • Sep 12, 2011 - ACLU Brief Calls for Removal of Cranston School Prayer Display; Oral Argument Scheduled for October
  • Sep 08, 2011 - RI ACLU Issues Report Examining Civil Liberties in the State Ten Years After 9/11
  • Sep 06, 2011 - ACLU Sues RI Department of Public Safety Over “Bait and Switch” Procedures in Adopting Regulations
  • Aug 09, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes Department of Public Safety Proposal to Further Limit Access to Public Records
  • Aug 03, 2011 - RI ACLU Seeks Details on Phone Tracking of Rhode Islanders By State and Providence Police
  • Jul 19, 2011 - ACLU and CVS/Pharmacy Resolve Discrimination Complaint
  • Jul 13, 2011 - Governor Signs Social Security Number Privacy Legislation
  • Jul 05, 2011 - RI ACLU Condemns Signing Into Law of Voter ID Bill
  • Jun 29, 2011 - Citing Chilling Effect on Free Speech and Privacy, ACLU Calls for Veto of Internet Subpoena Bill
  • Jun 27, 2011 - Groups Support Governor’s Refusal to Transfer Inmate to Federal Government to Face Death Penalty
  • Jun 10, 2011 - RI ACLU Commends Governor’s Signage of Anti-Shackling Bill Into Law
  • May 26, 2011 - ACLU Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Continued Display of Cranston School Prayer
  • May 26, 2011 - RI ACLU Applauds Passage of Prison Anti-Shackling Bill
  • May 17, 2011 - Community Groups Call for Explanation from Police Chiefs About Reversal of Support on Bill
  • May 04, 2011 - Civil Rights, Community, Labor, and Open Government Groups Denounce Voter ID Legislation
  • May 04, 2011 - ACLU Calls on Governor Chafee to Issue Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
  • May 02, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes House Decision Not to Vote on Gay Marriage
  • Apr 22, 2011 - ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate Lock-Up of Truants
  • Apr 04, 2011 - Comments from Ahlquist v. Cranston Press Conference
  • Apr 04, 2011 - ACLU Files Suit Over Cranston School Prayer Banner
  • Apr 01, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes Court Ruling Upholding Controversial Search of Central Falls Students by Police
  • Mar 30, 2011 - ACLU Calls For More Transparency in State Open Records Policies
  • Mar 21, 2011 - ACLU Claims New Providence Lobbying Ordinance Will Chill Free Speech Activity
  • Mar 09, 2011 - RI ACLU to Sue Over Cranston School Prayer
  • Mar 07, 2011 - North Kingstown Political Sign Case Resolved
  • Mar 04, 2011 - ACLU Calls for Congressional Investigation into Claims of Unlawful Military Options
  • Mar 03, 2011 - Groups Call on Board of Regents to Postpone Vote on High Stakes Testing Graduation Regulations
  • Feb 23, 2011 - ACLU Applauds Providence Efforts to Opt Out of “Secure Communities” Program
  • Feb 22, 2011 - Community and Youth Groups Call for Comprehensive Racial Profiling Bill
  • Feb 10, 2011 - Human Rights Commission Finds “Probable Cause” That CVS Application Form is Discriminatory
  • Feb 04, 2011 - Proposed Graduation Requirements Pushed Back to 2014
  • Feb 03, 2011 - ACLU Files Brief to Overturn Pawtucket’s Favorable Treatment of Parochial Schools
  • Jan 24, 2011 - New High School Diploma Requirements Likely to Create a “Caste System,” Stigmatize At-Risk Students
  • Jan 21, 2011 - Open Government Groups Decry State Police Regulations Limiting Access to Public Records
  • Jan 19, 2011 - ACLU Complaint Against Department of Human Services for Lack of Interpreter Services is Resolved
  • Jan 06, 2011 - Appeals Court Upholds Narragansett “Orange Sticker” Ordinance; ACLU Plans Further Action
  • Jan 05, 2011 - RI ACLU Applauds Rescission of Executive Order on Illegal Immigration