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2012 News Releases

December 27, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over Cranston School District Volunteer Policy

December 13, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of Family of Wyatt Center Detainee Who Died in Custody; Suit Alleged “Cruel, Inhumane, Malicious and Sadistic Behavior”

December 12, 2012 - State Supreme Court Rules Truancy Lawsuit Moot While Acknowledging Constitutional Rights of Families; ACLU to Consider Next Steps

November 30,2012 - Judge Upholds Sex Offender Residency Law; ACLU to Appeal

November 21, 2012 - Groups Join in Opposition to Providence Nuisance Property Ordinance

October 19, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Offers Free Informational Materials about Voting Rights

October 18, 2012 - ACLU Issues Statement in Response to Comments About the Right to Vote for Those Hospitalized with Mental Illnesses

October 17, 2012 - Advocacy Groups Urge Rejection of Providence Lobbying Ordinance

October 16, 2012 - ACLU Asks Court to Rule That Providence Protester Was Illegally Barred From Leafleting

October 15, 2012 - Rhode Island Medical Society Joins ACLU Lawsuit Over Restrictive Medical Marijuana Policy

October 12, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over Unlawful Seizure of Weapons by Cranston Police

October 9, 2012 - ACLU Sues Department of Health Over Restrictive Medical Marijuana Policy

October 5, 2012 - Divided Supreme Court Denies Manual Recount in Tobon-San Bento Election Dispute

October 5, 2012 - Dozens Call for an End to “High Stakes Testing”

October 1, 2012 - RI ACLU Asks State Supreme Court to Order a Manual Recount in Tobon-San Bento Election Dispute

September 27, 2012 - RI ACLU to Challenge Board of Elections Procedures in Tobon-San Bento Election Dispute

September 26, 2012 - RI ACLU Files Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court To Review Jason Pleau Death Penalty Case

September 18, 2012 - ACLU Issues Statement in Response to Father-Daughter Dance Controversy

September 7, 2012 - Settlement Nears on ACLU Lawsuit Over Harassment of URI Students by Narragansett Officials

August 30, 2012 - ACLU Releases Materials on Revised Open Records Law

August 20, 2012 - Gay and Lesbian Couples Say “I Don’t” to State’s Civil Union Law

August 14, 2012 - Groups Join in Opposition to Proposed Providence Curfew Ordinance

July 30, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Seeks Details on Automatic License Plate Readers as Part of Massive Nationwide Request

July 27, 2012 - Providence City Charter Proposal Would Allow City Officials to “Flout Any Laws They Wish To,” ACLU Claims

July 26, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Urges Police Departments to Adopt Policies on Public Recording of Police Activities

July 23, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Asks South Kingstown Town Council to Revise Its Town Council Meeting Policies

July 20, 2012 - Defendants Agree Not to Enforce Sex Offender Residency Law Against ACLU Plaintiffs

July 16, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Residency Restriction for Sex Offenders

July 5, 2012 - Governor Signs Law Protecting Media from Suits for Political Advertising

June 26, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Responds to Criticism of Caleb Chafee's Use of the Fifth Amendment

June 25, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision in Arizona vs. United States

June 15, 2012 - Groups Denounce Providence Police Department "Stop and Frisk" Plans

June 14, 2012 - ACLU Appeals FBI Stonewalling About Controversial Ethnic Mapping Program

June 12, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Unlawful Seizure of Weapons by Cranston Police

May 23, 2012 - ACLU Calls Barrington Non-Resident Student Tuition Rate Proposal Illegal

May 15, 2012 - Groups Denounce Proposed "Zero Tolerance" Rules for Students

May 7, 2012 - Rhode Island ACLU Responds to Court Ruling in Death Penalty Case

May 4, 2012 - Court Upholds Pawtucket’s Allocation of School Fields Against Constitutional Challenge

May 2, 2012 - RI ACLU Says Latest Statistics Show State's Civil Union Law Remains a "Complete Disaster"

April 24, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Immigration Agency's Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizen

April 18, 2012 - ACLU Files Court Brief Saying U.S. Bears Some Responsibility in Death of Immigrant Detainee

April 17, 2012 - ACLU Sues Over Latest Harassment of URI Students by Narragansett Officials

March 19, 2012 - ACLU Sues Central Falls Receiver; Alleges Unlawful Exercise of Powers

March 9, 2012 - ACLU Files Open Records Lawsuits Against Pawtucket and Little Compton School Districts

March 7, 2012 - ACLU Announces Submission of Final Judgement in Cranston Prayer Case

February 23, 2012 - Standardized Test Results Show That "High Stakes Testing" for High School Graduation Would Have "Devastating Consequences"

February 22, 2012 - Groups Criticize State's Failure to Release Minority Voting Data for Redistricting Purposes

February 20, 2012 - RI ACLU Says Latest Statistics Show State's Civil Union Law Remains an "Embarrassment"

February 16, 2012 - ACLU Files Court Brief Supporting Governor's Refusal to Transfer Inmate to Federal Government to Face Death Penalty Charges

February 9, 2012 - ACLU Settles Suit With DMV Over License Reinstatement Rule

February 8, 2012 - Advocacy Groups Supporting Legislation to Halt Use of "High Stakes Testing" On Rhode Island Students

February 2, 2012 - RI ACLU Praises Department of Corrections For Adopting Anti-Shackling Rules

February 1, 2012 - ACLU Attorneys File Request for Fees in Cranston Prayer Case

January 30, 2012 - ACLU Claims Central Falls Receiver Meetings Are Being Conducated Illegally

January 18, 2012 - ACLU Opposes Government Request to Dismiss ICE Official From Lawsuit Over Death of Immigrant Detainee

January 12, 2012 - Judge Rules Cranston Prayer Mural Unconstitutional

January 4, 2012 - ACLU and Press Groups Challenge State Law Restricting Political Advertising

January 3, 2012 - Groups Submit Testimony to Department of Corrections on Anti-Shackling Regulations


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