August 29, 2022

RI Rank releases General Assembly 2022 Overall Rankings

Election time promises mean nothing if, when push comes to shove, a legislator holds an important bill...

July 28, 2022

ACLU takes Pawtucket to federal court over unconstitutional political lawn sign ordinance

“My supporters want their neighbors to know about the election and to encourage them to consider my...

July 27, 2022

Providence officials rush to install automatic license plate readers as privacy backlash builds

“All law abiding citizens deserve a safe and secure city to live in. And anyone who questions...

June 25, 2022

“We are outraged, and we are horrified,” says RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom in response to Roe reversal

“It’s every bit as bad as you think it is and more,” said Lynette Labinger, ACLU of...

June 1, 2022

Officer “John Doe” needs to reveal identity to sue the state say advocacy groups

Representing the Black Lives Matter RI PAC (BLM RI PAC), the community advocacy group Direct Action for...

March 29, 2022

City of Providence refusing to release documents to ACLU concerning censored rap artist

“Rather than providing documents which could give important context to the order issued by the Board of...

March 24, 2022

ACLU charges state with undermining law designed to reduce the incarceration of juvenile offenders

The State’s literal argument, taken to its logical conclusion, would be that the Youthful Offender Act is...

January 28, 2022

Judge rules residents need not own property to vote in Bonnet Shores Fire District

“The Court cannot conceive of any circumstances in which the BSFD could permissibly use the property ownership...

November 15, 2021

Lawsuit challenges ACI prisoner’s eight months in solitary confinement for free speech activity

“I spoke out against conditions at the ACI and I was punished with almost eight months in...

November 3, 2021

Grassroots coalition calls on Redistricting Commission to eliminate Prison Gerrymandering

“Prison gerrymandering unfairly inflates the voting power of whiter, more rural communities while diminishing voting power for...

September 1, 2021

ACLU: Woonsocket Mayor Baldelli-Hunt settles first amendment lawsuit

“The agreement acknowledges the Mayor’s wrongful conduct in censoring the plaintiffs and others and reopens full access...

July 20, 2021

ACLU calls out Cranston Police over illegal stop policy

“… When police are put in the position of choosing which cars to pull over merely for...

June 25, 2021

Bonnet Shores Fire District election night: Tradition, Swamp Yankees and archaic voting laws

It was explained that five positions were open on the Council, two two-year terms and three three...

June 17, 2021

ACLU: Providence Police acted on “dubious” grounds in attempt to oust unhoused encampment

In short, the notice was missing the most rudimentary elements of due process. It was eviction by...

June 9, 2021

You must own property to vote in this Rhode Island fire district’s elections

“Until every one of our local governments are elected by the people they serve, our work is...