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2016 News Releases

  • Dec 20, 2016 - ACLU and RIPAC Blast New Medical Marijuana Regulations
  • Dec 17, 2016 - ACLU Asks City Council to Reject Police Body Cameras Without Strong Policies
  • Dec 09, 2016 - ACLU Sues State Over Food Stamp Benefit Delays Caused by UHIP Computer Debacle
  • Dec 04, 2016 - ACLU Questions Secrecy of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Approvals
  • Nov 22, 2016 - Proposed Rules Would Burden Medical Marijuana Patients, ACLU Claims
  • Nov 21, 2016 - ACLU Sues Fire District Over Sex-Discriminatory Firings
  • Oct 26, 2016 - Century-Old Law Barring Some Inmates From Marrying Upheld by Court
  • Oct 24, 2016 - ACLU Again Urges Vehicle Value Tax Revisions to Promote Due Process
  • Oct 21, 2016 - ACLU Statement on Recall Petition Lawsuit Filed by Providence City Councilor Kevin Jackson
  • Oct 17, 2016 - Black Rhode Islanders Almost Three Times More Likely to be Arrested for Drug Possession Than Whites
  • Oct 12, 2016 - ACLU Criticizes Latest Anti-Panhandling Proposal in Cranston
  • Sep 27, 2016 - ACLU Statement on Providence Police Department Plans to Acquire Body Cameras
  • Sep 22, 2016 - Settlement Reached in Civil Rights Complaint Against RI DMV For Refusing to Accommodate LEP Clients
  • Sep 21, 2016 - Statement in Response to Federal Appeals Court Decision In Cranston “Prison Gerrymandering” Case
  • Sep 16, 2016 - Judge Orders U.S. DEA to Release Documents a Local Journalist Has Sought For Years
  • Aug 02, 2016 - Open Government Groups Call for Release of 38 Studios Documents
  • Jul 19, 2016 - ACLU Statement on Ethics Commission Vote
  • Jul 14, 2016 - ACLU Applauds New Law Addressing Internet Filtering in Schools
  • Jul 13, 2016 - ACLU Heralds Passage of Law Restricting Cell Phone Location Tracking
  • Jul 07, 2016 - ACLU Criticizes DMV Plan to Share Driver License Photos With FBI
  • Jun 29, 2016 - ACLU Applauds New Law Restricting School Suspension Use
  • Jun 27, 2016 - ACLU Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt
  • Jun 24, 2016 - ACLU Issues Statement in Response to Westerly Yacht Controversy
  • Jun 21, 2016 - Free Speech and Media Groups Applaud Governor’s Veto of Overbroad “Revenge Porn” Bill
  • Jun 16, 2016 - NEFAC, ACLU and RI Press Association Urge Gov. Raimondo to Veto Revenge Porn Bill
  • Jun 04, 2016 - ACLU Raises Concerns About Ethics Commission Consideration Of Moratorium On Filing Of Complaints
  • Jun 02, 2016 - Judge Rules Unlawful Six-Year Seizure of Weapons by North Smithfield Police
  • May 25, 2016 - Johnston Agrees to Halt Enforcement of Anti-Pandhandling Ordinance; Joins Providence and Cranston
  • May 24, 2016 - Federal Judge Orders End to “Prison Gerrymandering” in Cranston School and City Council Districts
  • May 24, 2016 - ACLU Statement on Conference to Promote the Employment of Ex-Offenders
  • May 19, 2016 - ACLU Issues Statement on City’s Attempt to Bar Church From Burnside Park
  • May 10, 2016 - North Kingstown Town Council Agrees to Allow Public Comment at Council Meetings
  • May 02, 2016 - ACLU Sues North Kingstown Town Council Over Lack of Public Comment Period
  • Apr 27, 2016 - Woonsocket Police Sued for Unlawful Arrest and Detention of Deaf Person
  • Apr 21, 2016 - U.S. Department of Justice Settles 12-Year-Old ACLU Complaint Over Lack of Court Interpreters
  • Apr 14, 2016 - Complaint Filed Against Providence School District for Treatment of ELL Students
  • Apr 13, 2016 - ACLU Settles Suit Over Cranston Ordinance Barring Roadside Solicitations
  • Apr 13, 2016 - Medical and Privacy Groups Decry Legislation Granting Police Access to Prescription Records
  • Apr 11, 2016 - ACLU Statement on RI Supreme Court Ruling in Caleb Chafee Case
  • Apr 06, 2016 - ACLU of RI Applauds New Online Voter Registration Law
  • Mar 31, 2016 - Groups Applaud Court Ruling Barring School District From Charging Students to Attend Summer School
  • Mar 30, 2016 - ACLU Offers Legal Representation to Warwick Media Outlets Threatened with Libel Suit
  • Mar 15, 2016 - Sunshine Week: ACLU Seeks Court Order for the Release of Documents Journalist has Sought for Years
  • Mar 14, 2016 - ACLU Statement on Cranston Police Department Prostitution Sting Operation
  • Feb 24, 2016 - Education Advocacy Groups Seek School District Records On Premature Use of PARCC Exam
  • Feb 23, 2016 - ACLU Challenges Providence Housing Ordinance Restricting Students’ Rights
  • Feb 17, 2016 - RI Supreme Court Adopts Breastfeeding Accommodations at Urging of Advocates, Attorneys
  • Feb 11, 2016 - Patients In Need Of Medical Marijuana Speak Out Against Governor’s Proposed “Sick Tax”
  • Feb 10, 2016 - ACLU Calls for Privacy Safeguards to be Included in Truck Toll Proposal
  • Feb 09, 2016 - In Response to Advocate Concerns, City of Providence Halts Enforcement of Anti-Panhandling Ordinance
  • Feb 01, 2016 - ACLU Report Finds Numerous Violations of Open Meetings Act; Calls for Revisions to the Law
  • Jan 21, 2016 - ACLU Statement On Passage of Good Samaritan Legislation by the House
  • Jan 11, 2016 - ACLU Files Second Charge of Sex Discrimination Against Harmony Fire District
  • Jan 06, 2016 - Statement on the Passage of Good Samaritan Legislation by the Senate
  • Jan 06, 2016 - Providence Street Musician Can Perform Without Interference In Settlement of Free Speech Case