At any given time, the ACLU of RI is involved in dozens of legal battles on behalf of civil liberties in the Ocean State. Below is a list of many the cases we have worked on. For our annual case dockets, click here.

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Stewart v. Pawtucket

This is a First Amendment lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Rhode Island in response to a Pawtucket ordinance related to signage on personal property.

July 27, 2022 First Amendment

Schultz v. Merry Maids

This lawsuit was filed on behalf of an employee at a professional cleaning service who was newly hired and then terminated after the service learned that she was pregnant. 

July 11, 2022 Gender Equality

Stern v. Lombardi

This is an open records lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Rhode Island in response to the City of Providence's refusal to release any documents related to its decision last year to bar a rapper from performing at a local night club.

March 29, 2022 First Amendment Government Transparency

Stern v. Weldon

This is a lawsuit filed in RI Superior Court challanging the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training's refusal to provide the ACLU any documents in response to an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) request related to the agency’s use of facial recognition software.

November 30, 2021 Government Transparency Privacy