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Federal Judge holds first hearing in student lawsuit against State of Rhode Island

“What concerned me was that the lawyers who work for the Rhode Island Department of Education were saying that education is...

Despite all efforts, SNAP application processing got worse, not better, in February says report

In his latest update on the state’s compliance with a court order designed to ensure the timely provision of food stamp assistance to needy...

Update on ACLU “Harrington Hall” lawsuit: State law remains on hold

Following a closed-chambers conference with US District Judge William Smith today, the State has acknowledged that a new law which caps the occupancy of...

1-877-231-7171 ACLU re-staffs hotline for UHIP-related food stamp complaints

In recognition that a large backlog of food stamp applications causing undue hardship to hundreds of poor residents continues to exist, the ACLU of...

ACLU Statement on Court’s Special Master appointment to oversee UHIP

Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU of Rhode Island, today issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge William Smith’s  appointment...

Judge William Smith expected to appoint special master to oversee UHIP disaster on Thursday

In response to the state’s unmitigated failure to comply with a court order issued in February designed to ensure the timely provision of food...