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Court rules “offensive” license plate ban likely violates First Amendment

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has ruled that a state law allowing the R.I. Department of Motor Vehicles to reject vanity plates “offensive to...

Court gives preliminary approval to Brown settlement agreement in women’s sports...

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has given preliminary approval to an agreement between Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women’s sports fight

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced...

Is South Kingstown doing the right thing by instituting fines to...

South Kingstown on Aug. 26 announced fines on University of Rhode Island students who attend off-campus parties and on those who host them. The...
INTERNAL EMAILS WERE RELEASED THURSDAY by Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island as part of the organizations' ongoing argument in federal court that alleges Brown University is violating a Title IX-related consent agreement related to gender equality in Brown’s athletic programs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

RIACLU: Emails show Brown officials had desire to ‘kill’ 1998 Title...

PROVIDENCE – More than 100 pages of Brown University internal emails were publicly released Thursday as part of ongoing litigation related to a settlement...

South Kingstown to impose fines to curtail off-campus partying

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to curtail any possible COVID-19 outbreaks among college students as they return to the University of Rhode Island...

Former Providence police recruit sues department, claiming race discrimination

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Aug. 18 filed a federal lawsuit charging the Providence Police Department with race...

Federal judge suspends R.I. mail-in-ballot witness requirement for 2020 elections

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night to suspend witness and notary requirements for mail-in ballot voting during the coronavirus pandemic for...
THE ACLU of Rhode Island is suing Rhode Island over mail-in-ballot requirements that would require a voter voting by mail to have a ballot envelope signature witnessed by a notary or two witnesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACLU sues state over mail-in-ballot witness/notary requirements

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the state, challenging the witnesses or notary requirement for vote-by-mail ballots in...

URI students unhappy with Narragansett proposal to reduce number of unrelated...

NARRAGANSETT – A proposed amendment to the town’s current ordinance limiting the number of unrelated individuals living in a single dwelling is reigniting a...

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