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2020 News Releases

  • Sep 25, 2020 - Court Preliminarily Approves Settlement in Title IX Lawsuit Against Brown University
  • Sep 21, 2020 - ACLU Report Shows Alarming Lack of Privacy Protections for Students Engaged in Remote Learning
  • Sep 16, 2020 - Brown University to Reinstate Two Women’s Sports Teams in Response to Title IX Lawsuit
  • Sep 09, 2020 - Open Government Groups Call for Reversal of Executive Order Undercutting Transparency in State Rule-
  • Sep 04, 2020 - Brown University’s Spin Can’t Hide Their Efforts to Kill Important Gender Equity Agreement
  • Aug 27, 2020 - Newly Uncovered Documents Reveal Brown University Plan to Dismantle Title IX Agreement
  • Aug 26, 2020 - ACLU Statement on South Kingstown Executive Order Barring Any Gatherings of More than 15 People
  • Aug 26, 2020 - Attorney General Opinion Shields Records of Police Misconduct Investigations
  • Aug 18, 2020 - ACLU of RI Sues on Behalf of Black Recruit Drummed Out of the Providence Police Academy
  • Aug 13, 2020 - SCOTUS Rejects GOP Effort to Force Rhode Islanders to Risk Their Health to Vote During COVID-19
  • Aug 10, 2020 - Groups Respond to GOP Appeal of Mail Ballot Case to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Aug 07, 2020 - Appeals Court Affirms Suspending Voting Requirement that Risks the Health of Voters
  • Aug 03, 2020 - Groups Press for Funding for Mental Health Staff for RI Students
  • Jul 22, 2020 - Groups Challenge State Vote-by-Mail Requirements that Risk the Health of Voters
  • Jul 20, 2020 - Groups Applaud New Dept of Ed Guidance on Providing Services to Students with Special Needs
  • Jun 30, 2020 - Voting Rights Organizations Urge Immediate Action to Safeguard Voters’ Health in the Fall
  • Jun 29, 2020 - Court Challenge Filed to Brown University’s Abandonment of Gender Equity in Athletics Program
  • Jun 23, 2020 - Bail Hearings for ICE Detainees at Wyatt Wind Down with More than Two Dozen Released
  • Jun 22, 2020 - ACLU Calls for Dropping of Felony Charges Against Alleged Columbus Statue Vandals
  • Jun 16, 2020 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Candidate Ballot Signature Requirements During Covid-19
  • Jun 04, 2020 - ACLU Blasts Discriminatory Enforcement of Providence’s Emergency Curfew
  • Jun 04, 2020 - DLT Agrees to Take Interim Action to Address Lack of Notice over Frozen Unemployment Payments
  • Jun 03, 2020 - Bail Hearings on Release of ICE Detainees at Wyatt Detention Center Begin Today
  • Jun 02, 2020 - ACLU of RI Statement on Imposition of Curfews in Providence, Cranston and Warwick
  • Jun 01, 2020 - Judge Orders Immediate Bail Hearings for ICE Detainees at Wyatt Detention Center
  • Jun 01, 2020 - ACLU Sues Pawtucket School Officials Over Unlawful Arrest of 13-Year-Old Honors Student
  • May 28, 2020 - Seven Organizations Call on Governor to Repeal “Extremely Damaging” Public Records Executive Order
  • May 28, 2020 - ACLU Sues Narragansett Over Unlawful Assault and Arrest of Special Education Student
  • May 27, 2020 - ACLU Sues Over Frozen Unemployment Insurance Payments
  • May 19, 2020 - ACLU of RI Statement on the “Crush Covid RI” Contact Tracing App
  • May 15, 2020 - ACLU Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Release for all ICE Detainees at Wyatt Detention Center
  • May 11, 2020 - ACLU Settles Latest UHIP-Related Lawsuit Dealing with Inadequate Notices Provided SNAP Recipients
  • Apr 29, 2020 - ACLU Files APRA Request for Info About State Plans to Address Possible COVID-19 Outbreak at ACI
  • Apr 24, 2020 - Court Orders Release from Wyatt Detention Center of Two Immigrants Especially Vulnerable to COVID-19
  • Apr 20, 2020 - Black People in Ocean State 3.3 Times More Likely to be Arrested for Pot Possession than Whites
  • Apr 18, 2020 - ACLU Sues ICE for Release from Wyatt of Three Immigrants Especially Vulnerable to COVID-19
  • Apr 13, 2020 - ACLU Calls for Privacy Protections for School “Virtual Learning” to Prevent Snooping on Families
  • Apr 08, 2020 - ACLU Urges Public Bodies to Abide by New Standards of Government Transparency
  • Mar 29, 2020 - ACLU Responds to Governor’s Latest Order Against Out-of-State Drivers
  • Mar 27, 2020 - Rhode Island Legal Services & ACLU Appeal Decision Undermining Rights of English Language Learners
  • Mar 26, 2020 - ACLU Statement on Governor’s Plans to Give State Police Power to Stop Cars with NY Plates
  • Mar 26, 2020 - Voting Rights Groups Urge Steps to Protect Right to Vote During Mail Ballot Primary
  • Mar 24, 2020 - Appeals Court Bars Feds from Requiring Cities to Collaborate with ICE
  • Mar 20, 2020 - ACLU and Common Cause Raise Concerns About Suspension of Open Government Laws
  • Mar 19, 2020 - ACLU Takes Legal Action on Behalf of African-American Recruit Drummed Out of PVD Police Academy
  • Mar 12, 2020 - ACLU Sues DMV Over Ability to Censor “Offensive” Vanity Plates
  • Mar 05, 2020 - ACLU Files Complaint Against Narragansett for Hiding Records of Police Misconduct
  • Feb 19, 2020 - ACLU Responds to Decision in 38 Studios Grand Jury Records Case
  • Jan 31, 2020 - Barrington Drops Lawsuit Against Student for Challenging Unlawful School Suspension
  • Jan 27, 2020 - Groups Voice Alarm Over Scheduled State Education Vote on English Language Learners
  • Jan 24, 2020 - Department of Corrections Agrees to Release Inmate Unlawfully Held At ACI
  • Jan 21, 2020 - ACLU Sues Department of Corrections for Unilaterally Increasing Prison Time for Certain Offenders
  • Jan 20, 2020 - ACLU Takes Legal Action over Unlawful Arrest of 13-Year-Old Honors Student