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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Cohen v. Brown University

This is a motion to enforce a 1998 court judgment against Brown University for violating Title IX.  In 1996, the ACLU filed a “friend of the court” brief filed in support of a (successful) challenge to Brown University’s athletic program as sex-discriminatory in violation of Title IX.

June 29, 2020 Gender Equality Students’ Rights

Acosta v. Restrepo

This is a lawsuit filed in federal court successfully challenging Rhode Island’s ballot qualification process in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

June 16, 2020 Voting Rights