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2014 News Releases

  • Dec 19, 2014 - Open Records Complaints Filed Against 14 State And Local Agencies
  • Dec 15, 2014 - Data Shows Racial Profiling Increasing In Searches During Motor Vehicle Stops
  • Dec 09, 2014 - ACLU Applauds New Federal Court Rules Allowing Public To Take Notes
  • Dec 08, 2014 - ACLU Sues Providence Police Again For Violating Free Speech Rights of Protesters
  • Dec 05, 2014 - ACLU Testifies Before RI Vehicle Value Commission
  • Dec 02, 2014 - Investigating Firefighter for Silent Support of Anti-Racism Protest is Troubling
  • Nov 26, 2014 - Preventing the Next Ferguson
  • Nov 25, 2014 - North Kingstown “Vicious Dog” Ordinance Challenged
  • Nov 25, 2014 - ACLU Of Rhode Island Statement On Events in Ferguson, Missouri
  • Nov 19, 2014 - Rhode Island Arrest Data Shows Larger Racial Disparity Than In Ferguson, Missouri
  • Nov 12, 2014 - ACLU Files Suit Over Medical Marijuana Discrimination
  • Nov 03, 2014 - Protect Your Rights: Reject Question 3
  • Oct 30, 2014 - Barrington’s Molly Coffey Receives Diploma
  • Oct 24, 2014 - New Health Department Regulations Help Transgender Population
  • Oct 23, 2014 - Groups Question Barrington Schools’ Refusal To Grant A Diploma To High Stakes Testing Critic
  • Oct 21, 2014 - 1986 Constitutional Convention delegates speak on the dangers of a Constitutional Convention
  • Oct 20, 2014 - Proposed Rules Limit Public Access To Court Documents, Open Government Groups Allege
  • Oct 15, 2014 - ACLU Statement In Response To “Rhode Island Traffic Stop Statistics Data Collection Study”
  • Oct 07, 2014 - Judge Rules Unconstitutional State Ban On Anonymous Political Literature
  • Oct 03, 2014 - “A Constitutional Convention: The General Assembly’s Kid Brother” by Steven Brown
  • Sep 29, 2014 - ACLU Calls On DMV To Stop Sharing Drivers’ Personal Information with Anti-Terrorism Database
  • Sep 25, 2014 - ACLU Commends Brown University President’s Response to Kelly Lecture Protests
  • Sep 24, 2014 - Police Departments Still Fail To Post Complaint Forms and Procedures Online, In Violation of Law
  • Sep 18, 2014 - Local Groups Urge Providence City Council To Reject Lobbying Proposal Chilling Community Advocacy
  • Sep 18, 2014 - Access Limited: An Audit of Compliance with the Rhode Island Public Records Law
  • Sep 12, 2014 - ACLU Receives Reports of Voters Being Given Incorrect Information About Their Rights At The Polls
  • Sep 08, 2014 - Significant Victory in Fight to End Prison Gerrymandering: Cranston Lawsuit Will Move Forward
  • Sep 08, 2014 - A Day Before the Election, ACLU Receives First Voter ID Complaint
  • Sep 04, 2014 - Board of Education To Consider Policy Change That Could Undermine Right To A Free Public Education
  • Aug 28, 2014 - Open Government Groups Blast Attorney General Opinion on Open Records Law
  • Aug 19, 2014 - Groups Urge Police Departments to Adopt Policies Supporting Public’s Right to Record Police Activity
  • Aug 06, 2014 - Groups Praise Impact of NECAP Moratorium After RI Board of Education Officials Question the Policy
  • Jul 31, 2014 - Access Limited: An Audit of Compliance with RI Public Records Certification Procedures and Training
  • Jul 24, 2014 - ACLU Urges Cranston to Consider Investigation of Police Department Practices
  • Jul 23, 2014 - ACLU Urges Providence Police Department To Reject ICE Detainers Issued Without Judicial Oversight
  • Jul 17, 2014 - ACLU Applauds State’s Adoption of New Immigration Detainer Policy
  • Jul 14, 2014 - Groups Call on Department of Education to Ensure High Stakes Testing Moratorium is Implemented
  • Jun 27, 2014 - Community Groups Urge Veto of “Criminal Street Gang” Bill
  • Jun 25, 2014 - ACLU Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling that Police Must Obtain Warrants for Cell Phone Searches
  • Jun 17, 2014 - ACLU Urges Warwick City Council to Amend Ordinance Barring Some City Workers from Running for Office
  • Jun 04, 2014 - ACLU Statement on House Approval of Mandated DNA Collection From Arrestees
  • May 27, 2014 - ACLU Raises Privacy Concerns About Proposed Pain Management Regulations
  • May 14, 2014 - ACLU Commends Senate for Approving High-Stakes Testing Moratorium
  • May 07, 2014 - ACLU Applauds Senate Education Committee for Approving Moratorium on High Stakes Testing
  • May 01, 2014 - ACLU Commends Senate Judiciary Committee for Addressing Prison-Based Gerrymandering
  • May 01, 2014 - Citizens for Responsible Government Coalition Launches Campaign to Defeat Constitutional Convention
  • Apr 25, 2014 - Court Orders Board of Education to Publicly Discuss High Stakes Testing Requirement
  • Apr 21, 2014 - ACLU Settles Suit Over Health Department Failure to Adopt Rules Protecting Patient Privacy
  • Apr 15, 2014 - ACLU Sues Smithfield for Enforcing Unconstitutional Ban on Anonymous Literature
  • Apr 14, 2014 - Following RI ACLU Complaint, R.I. Judiciary Announces Improved Interpreter Services for Defendants
  • Apr 02, 2014 - ACLU Agrees to Raise Concerns about Pension Settlement Voting Process at Court Fairness Hearing
  • Mar 10, 2014 - ACLU Report Shows Record High Racial Disparities in School Discipline Rates Last Year
  • Feb 26, 2014 - National Experts Submit Legislative Testimony Against “High Stakes Testing”
  • Feb 24, 2014 - ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Community Group to Obtain Records on Enforcement of Immigration Laws
  • Feb 19, 2014 - Residents Sue City of Cranston over Redistricting Plan that Counts Incarcerated People as Residents
  • Feb 14, 2014 - Court Rules R.I. Board of Education Again Violated Open Government Laws
  • Feb 13, 2014 - Groups Challenge RI Dept. of Education’s “Rosy” View of NECAP Results for Seniors
  • Feb 13, 2014 - Court Holds Immigration and Corrections Officials May be Liable for Unlawful Detention of US Citizen
  • Feb 07, 2014 - Citing Chilling Effect on Free Speech, ACLU Calls on Attorney General to Stop Facebook Investigation
  • Jan 27, 2014 - ACLU Questions Exclusionary Effects of Mandatory Flu Vaccination Proposal for Young Children
  • Jan 23, 2014 - ACLU Claims High Stakes Testing “Waiver” Policy for High School Seniors is in Disarray
  • Jan 16, 2014 - ACLU Seeks Records from Cranston Police over Parking Ticket Enforcement Blitz
  • Jan 14, 2014 - ACLU Disseminates Information to Woonsocket Voters For First Election Under Restrictive Voter ID Law
  • Jan 09, 2014 - Department of Education Acknowledges that High Stakes Testing Does Not Measure College Readiness
  • Jan 04, 2014 - ACLU Questions Thoroughness of Investigation in Cranston Parking Ticket Controversy
  • Jan 02, 2014 - For Second Time in Two Years, ACLU Files Open Records Lawsuit Against Pawtucket School District