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2012 News Releases

  • Dec 27, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over Cranston School District Volunteer Policy
  • Dec 22, 2012 - Eight Groups Send Letter to Board of Elections Askings for New Voter ID Rules
  • Dec 16, 2012 - ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Pawtucket’s Favorable Treatment of Parochial Schools Goes to Trial
  • Dec 13, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of Family of Wyatt Center Detainee Who Died in Custody; Suit Alleged
  • Dec 12, 2012 - State Supreme Court Rules Truancy Lawsuit Moot While Acknowledging Constitutional Rights of Families
  • Dec 06, 2012 - ACLU Supports SEIU Lawsuit On Behalf of Health Care Workers
  • Nov 30, 2012 - Judge Upholds Sex Offender Residency Law; ACLU to Appeal
  • Nov 21, 2012 - Groups Join in Opposition to Providence Nuisance Property Ordinance
  • Oct 19, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Offers Free Informational Materials about Voting Rights
  • Oct 18, 2012 - ACLU Issues Statement in Response to Comments About the Right to Vote for Those with Mental Illness
  • Oct 17, 2012 - Advocacy Groups Urge Rejection of Providence Lobbying Ordinance
  • Oct 16, 2012 - ACLU Asks Court to Rule That Providence Protester Was Illegally Barred From Leafleting
  • Oct 15, 2012 - Rhode Island Medical Society Joins ACLU Lawsuit Over Restrictive Medical Marijuana Policy
  • Oct 12, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over Unlawful Seizure of Weapons by Cranston Police
  • Oct 09, 2012 - Statements from News Conference Participants (Regarding Restrictive Medical Marijuana Policy)
  • Oct 09, 2012 - Seven Years of Executive Agency Resistance to Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Oct 09, 2012 - ACLU Sues Department of Health Over Restrictive Medical Marijuana Policy
  • Oct 05, 2012 - Divided Supreme Court Denies Manual Recount in Tobon-San Bento Election Dispute
  • Oct 05, 2012 - Dozens Call for an End to “High Stakes Testing”
  • Oct 01, 2012 - RI ACLU Asks State Supreme Court to Order a Manual Recount in Tobon-San Bento Election Dispute
  • Sep 27, 2012 - RI ACLU to Challenge Board of Elections Procedures in Tobon-San Bento Election Dispute
  • Sep 26, 2012 - RI ACLU Files Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court To Review Jason Pleau Death Penalty Case
  • Sep 18, 2012 - ACLU Issues Statement In Response to Father-Daughter Dance Controversy
  • Sep 07, 2012 - Settlement Nears on ACLU Lawsuit Over Harassment of URI Students by Narragansett Officials
  • Aug 30, 2012 - ACLU Releases Materials on Revised Open Records Law
  • Aug 20, 2012 - Gay and Lesbian Couples Say “I Don’t” to State’s Civil Union Law
  • Aug 14, 2012 - Groups Join in Opposition to Proposed Providence Curfew Ordinance
  • Jul 30, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Seeks Details on Automatic License Plate Readers as Part of Nationwide Request
  • Jul 27, 2012 - Providence City Charter Proposal Would Allow City Officials to “Flout Any Laws They Wish To”
  • Jul 26, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Urges Police Departments to Adopt Policies on Public Recording of Police Activity
  • Jul 23, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Asks South Kingstown Town Council to Revise Its Town Council Meeting Policies
  • Jul 20, 2012 - Defendants Agree Not to Enforce Sex Offender Residency Law Against ACLU Plaintiffs
  • Jul 16, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Residency Restriction for Sex Offenders
  • Jul 05, 2012 - Governor Signs Law Protecting Media from Suits for Political Advertising
  • Jun 26, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Responds to Criticism of Caleb Chafee’s Use of the Fifth Amendment
  • Jun 25, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision in Arizona vs. U.S.
  • Jun 15, 2012 - Groups Denounce Providence Police Department “Stop and Frisk” Plans
  • Jun 14, 2012 - ACLU Appeals FBI Stonewalling About Controversial Ethnic Mapping Program
  • Jun 12, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Unlawful Seizure of Weapons by Cranston Police
  • May 23, 2012 - ACLU Calls Barrington Non-Resident Student Tuition Rate Proposal Illegal
  • May 15, 2012 - Groups Denounce Proposed “Zero Tolerance” Rules for Students
  • May 07, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Responds to Court Ruling in Death Penalty Case
  • May 04, 2012 - Court Upholds Pawtucket’s Allocation of School Fields Against Constitutional Challenge
  • May 02, 2012 - RI ACLU Says Latest Statistics Show State’s Civil Union Law Remains a “Complete Failure”
  • Apr 24, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Immigration Agency’s Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizen
  • Apr 17, 2012 - ACLU Sues Over Latest Harassment of URI Students by Narragansett Officials
  • Mar 19, 2012 - ACLU Sues Central Falls Receiver; Alleges Unlawful Exercise of Powers
  • Mar 09, 2012 - ACLU Files Open Records Lawsuits Against Pawtucket and Little Compton School Districts
  • Mar 07, 2012 - ACLU Announces Submission of Final Judgement in Cranston Prayer Case
  • Feb 23, 2012 - Comments from Participants in the High Stakes Testing News Conference
  • Feb 23, 2012 - Standardized Test Results Show That “High Stakes Testing” Would Have “Devastating Consequences”
  • Feb 22, 2012 - Groups Criticize State’s Failure to Release Minority Voting Data for Redistricting Purposes
  • Feb 20, 2012 - RI ACLU Says Latest Statistics Show State’s Civil Union Law Remains an “Embarrassment”
  • Feb 18, 2012 - ACLU Files Court Brief Saying U.S. Bears Some Responsibility in Death of Immigrant Detainee
  • Feb 16, 2012 - ACLU Files Court Brief Supporting Governor’s Refusal to Transfer Inmate to Face Death Penalty
  • Feb 09, 2012 - ACLU Settles Suit With DMV Over License Reinstatement Rule
  • Feb 08, 2012 - Advocacy Groups Supporting Legislation to Halt Use of “High Stakes Testing” On Rhode Island Students
  • Feb 02, 2012 - RI ACLU Praises Department of Corrections For Adopting Anti-Shackling Regulations
  • Feb 01, 2012 - ACLU Attorneys File Request for Fees In Cranston Prayer Case
  • Jan 30, 2012 - ACLU Claims Central Falls Receiver Meetings Are Being Conducted Illegally
  • Jan 18, 2012 - ACLU Opposes Government Request to Dismiss ICE Official From Lawsuit Over Death of Detainee
  • Jan 12, 2012 - Excerpts from the Court’s Ruling in Ahlquist v. City of Cranston
  • Jan 12, 2012 - Judge Rules Cranston School Prayer Mural Unconstitutional
  • Jan 04, 2012 - ACLU and Press Groups Challenge State Law Restricting Political Advertising
  • Jan 03, 2012 - Groups Submit Testimony to Department of Corrections on Anti-Shackling Regulations