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2017 News Releases

  • Oct 11, 2017 - ACLU Sues Johnston Police Department for Violating First Amendment Rights of Former Detective
  • Oct 09, 2017 - Statement on Alleged “Loophole” in Voter ID Rules
  • Oct 05, 2017 - RI DOT Plans To Adopt Toll Gantry Regulations Without Any Privacy Protections
  • Oct 03, 2017 - RIDE Moves Forward to Affirm Civil Rights of Trans Students
  • Oct 03, 2017 - ACLU Goes After UHIP Again in Court; Seeks More Legal Help for Needy Families
  • Sep 27, 2017 - ACLU Obtains Court Ruling Against Smithfield Anti-Medical Marijuana Ordinance
  • Sep 26, 2017 - Criminal Justice Reform Groups Slam AG for Opposition to Justice Reinvestment Legislation
  • Sep 08, 2017 - “Time for Action, Not Words” on DACA, Say 17 Immigrant Rights Organizations to Government Officials
  • Sep 07, 2017 - ACLU Asks Court to Reject State’s Claim that Inmates Serving Life Cannot Challenge Rights Violations
  • Sep 06, 2017 - Organizations Petition RI Dept of Ed to Adopt Statewide Policy to Protect Trans Students
  • Sep 05, 2017 - ACLU of RI Statement on Termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
  • Aug 16, 2017 - ACLU Sues Third RI Municipality Over Unlawful Gun Seizure by Law Enforcement
  • Aug 16, 2017 - Judge Dismisses Charges Against Narragansett Residents Under Unconstitutional Housing Ordinance
  • Aug 08, 2017 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of U.S. Citizen Unlawfully Detained at ACI as a Deportable “Alien”
  • Aug 08, 2017 - ACLU Sues Pawtucket Police Over Failure to Turn Over Reports of Alleged Police Misconduct
  • Aug 03, 2017 - Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Cranston Anti-Panhandling Ordinance
  • Jul 26, 2017 - ACLU Urges Newport and Providence Police Chiefs to Adopt Stricter Policies for Police Body Cameras
  • Jul 25, 2017 - Juvenile Detention Center Fulfills Settlement with ACLU; Landmark Case Closed
  • Jul 20, 2017 - Statement in Response to Governor’s Signing of “Medicine Cabinet” Bill
  • Jul 18, 2017 - ACLU Again Sues Cranston Over Anti-Panhandling Ordinance
  • Jul 17, 2017 - Organizations Ask Governor to Veto Bill Allowing Law Enforcement Access to PDMP Without Warrant
  • Jul 07, 2017 - Statement in Response to the Request from the “President’s Commission on Election Integrity”
  • Jul 06, 2017 - ACLU and RI Legal Services File Civil Rights Complaint Against RIDLT
  • Jun 22, 2017 - ACLU Sues Town of Smithfield Over Restrictive Medical Marijuana Ordinance
  • Jun 20, 2017 - ACLU Settles Case on Behalf of Third Grader Searched and Arrested Without Cause
  • Jun 13, 2017 - ACLU of RI Statement on ICE Agent Arrest of Immigrant at Providence Courthouse
  • Jun 13, 2017 - ACLU Report Highlights Need for Statewide Policy to Protect Transgender Students
  • Jun 01, 2017 - ACLU of RI Report Highlights School Officials’ Ability to Spy On Students at Home
  • May 30, 2017 - Homeless Rights Organizations Commend Mayor Elorza’s Vow to Veto Discriminatory No Smoking Ordinance
  • May 23, 2017 - Court Issues Major Ruling Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients From Discrimination
  • May 18, 2017 - ACLU of RI Statement on 38 Studios Grand Jury Decision
  • May 18, 2017 - Report Shows Lack of Improvement by Department of Human Services In Processing SNAP Benefits
  • May 12, 2017 - ACLU Sues YMCA in Westerly for Violating Woman’s Right to Breastfeed
  • May 09, 2017 - Thirteen Organizations Call on Top State Officials to Protect RI Immigrants
  • May 04, 2017 - Report Shows RI Department of Human Services Still Far Behind in Processing SNAP Benefits
  • May 02, 2017 - ACLU Sues Over Selective Enforcement of Cranston Sign Ordinance
  • May 01, 2017 - ACLU Of RI Urges Compliance With Open Meetings Act in Letter to City Council Ordinance Committee
  • Apr 12, 2017 - ACLU of Rhode Island Files Lawsuit Demanding Documents on Implementation of Trump Muslim Ban
  • Apr 12, 2017 - ACLU of RI Files Brief in Support of Release of 38 Studios Grand Jury Records
  • Mar 31, 2017 - ACLU and RIDLC Call on Police Chiefs to Ensure Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Mar 28, 2017 - Statement on Ticketing of Protesters By Cranston Police
  • Mar 28, 2017 - Statement on the U.S. Attorney General’s Threat to Punish “Sanctuary Cities”
  • Mar 24, 2017 - ACLU Sends Model Ordinance to All Rhode Island Municipalities; Urges Leaving Immigration to Feds
  • Feb 27, 2017 - 15 Organizations Call on R.I. School Districts to Reaffirm Rights of Transgender Students
  • Feb 24, 2017 - Lawsuit Settled Over Food Stamp Benefit Delays Caused by UHIP
  • Feb 21, 2017 - ACLU Seeks Dismissal of Charges Under New Narragansett Student Housing Ordinance
  • Feb 02, 2017 - ACLU of Rhode Island Files Demand for Documents on Implementation of Trump’s Immigration Ban
  • Jan 27, 2017 - ACLU Report Examines Voting Problems in November Election
  • Jan 26, 2017 - ACLU of RI Responds to Presidential Executive Orders on Immigration
  • Jan 25, 2017 - Statement on President Trump’s Call for Investigation of Voter Fraud
  • Jan 25, 2017 - ACLU Sets Up Hotline for UHIP-Related Food Stamp Complaints
  • Jan 24, 2017 - Court Finds Immigration Officials Violated Constitution in Detaining U.S. Citizen
  • Jan 18, 2017 - Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Woonsocket Police for Treatment of Deaf Detainee
  • Jan 09, 2017 - ACLU Statement on Detention for Students for Walk-out Over School Practices
  • Jan 04, 2017 - Ban On Unsolicited Newspaper Deliveries Put on Hold