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Justice
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The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said he is pleased that a federal district court judge has struck down a state law that makes it a crime to circulate anonymous political literature. more
Thanks to a $16.5 million settlement between the federal government and several states, Rhode Island will receive $172,513 for its Medicaid program. more
When it comes to pay, the place for teachers to be is Rhode Island, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis compiled by Rasmussen College. more
The United States is preparing to sue Bank of America Corp. amid an impasse in talks to resolve government probes of the lender’s sale of mortgage-backed bonds before the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said. more
Colville Properties, owner of 28 rental properties in Fall River, has filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection, citing problems with the city’s crime rate, as well as fire and uncooperative bankers, according to news reports. more
Two separate plea agreements for cases involving unemployment insurance benefits fraud have been reached, restoring nearly $36,000 for the state in restitution, according to Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has directed $250,000 from Rhode Island’s share of the 2007 settlement of a Clean Air Act lawsuit to support the repair of Portsmouth’s broken 1.5-megawatt wind turbine. more
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that High Rock Westminster Street LLC’s lawsuit against Bank of America Corp. will continue after determining High Rock does not owe the bank reimbursement for the $350,000 Bank of America paid to have High Rock remove its personal property from the now-vacant 111 Westminster St. office tower. more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. more
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
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