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2009 News Releases

December 21, 2009 - RI ACLU Challenges North Smithfield “Pay to Play” Policy

December 11, 2009 - RI ACLU Criticizes Misleading Use of Drunk Driving Statistics

December 4, 2009 - ACLU Sues Town of Johnston for Unlawful Release of Driver’s License Information to Public Official

December 1, 2009 - ACLU Questions Surgery Videotape Requirement Imposed by Health Department

November 30, 2009 - RI ACLU Applauds Decision Not to Implement Secret Trials

November 9, 2009 - Agency Finds Probable Cause to Believe That North Kingston Shipbuilder Has Violated Anti-Bias Laws

November 4, 2009 - ACLU Calls on Pawtucket to Allow Sexuality Education Center to Open

October 21, 2009 - ACLU Files Discrimination Complaint Against CVS

October 14, 2009 - ACLU Sues Pawtucket Over Special Treatment Given to Parochial Schools

October 13, 2009 - Favorable Settlement Reached in Suit Over Food Stamp Delays

October 8, 2009 - Court Strikes Down Law Used to Disqualify Central Falls Mayoral Candidate

September 30, 2009 - Expanded Open Meetings Lawsuit Filed Against Barrington School Committee

September 18, 2009 - ACLU Challenges Disqualification of Central Falls Mayoral Candidate

September 10, 2009 - ACLU of Massachusetts Petitions Court for Release of Richard Hatch, Jailed For Speaking to the Media

August 24, 2009 - ACLU Settles West Warwick Political Sign Ordinance Challenge

August 20, 2009 - ACLU Condemns Jailing of Richard Hatch for Speaking to the Media

August 19, 2009 - ACLU Files Brief Supporting Child Welfare Suit Against DCYF

August 14, 2009 - Open Meetings Lawsuit Filed Against Barrington School Committee Over Breathalyzer Test Discussion; Fines Sought

August 6, 2009 - Groups Express Support for Hospital’s Decision to Protect Patient Confidentiality

July 28, 2009 - Family Court Order Restricting Free Speech Rights on the Internet is Dismissed

July 27, 2009 - R.I. ACLU Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Important Women's Rights Court Decision

July 23, 2009 - Groups Urge Federal Government to Reject State Police Request to Enforce Immigration Laws; Letter Cites Two Decades of Racial Profiling Statistics

July 22, 2009 -- ACLU Challenges Family Court Order Restricting Free Speech Rights on the Internet

July 8, 2009 -- ACLU Brief Urges Court to Strike Down Narragansett “Orange Sticker” Policy

July 6, 2009 -- State Sued Over Food Stamp Delays

June 30, 2009 -- ACLU Report to United Nations Documents Racial Profiling In Rhode Island and Across Country

June 11, 2009 -- ACLU Calls on Providence Mayor to Withdraw “Protest Registration Forms”

June 10, 2009 -- National Project Joins Local Organizations in Opposing Legislative Effort to Further Criminalize Prostitution

May 29, 2009 -- Judge Strikes Down State Ballot Access Law

May 11, 2009 -- Groups Announce Campaign Against Racial Profiling

April 21, 2009 -- ACLU Files Brief in Irons Case; Criticizes Position of Ethics Commission

April 9, 2009 -- ACLU Sues Department of Corrections for Retaliating Against Inmate Who Criticized Prison Policies

March 27, 2009 -- RI ACLU Submits Brief Supporting New Election for Smithfield Town Council

March 20, 2009 -- RI ACLU Testifies Against Government Oversight of Private Youth Sports Organizations

March 3, 2009 -- Ruling in Open Records Suit, Judge Orders Governor to Turn Over "Chain of Command" Documents to the ACLU

February 26, 2009 -- Key Witness in Wyatt Case Will Not Be Deported Before Trial

February 19, 2009 -- RI ACLU Criticizes Central Falls’ Proposal to Sell Wyatt Detention Center

February 17, 2009 -- RI ACLU Sues East Providence Over Ballot Access Restrictions

February 9, 2009 -- RI ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Family of Wyatt Center Detainee Who Died in Custody

February 3, 2009 -- Suit Filed Over Restrictive State Ballot Access Law

January 28, 2009 -- Court Strikes Down Highway Billboard Restrictions

January 9, 2009 -- ACLU Criticizes Barrington School Breathalyzer Proposal

January 7, 2009 -- RI ACLU Files Discrimination Complaint Against North Smithfield Shipbuilder


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