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R.I. Supreme Court’s first Black justice sworn in

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The state Supreme Court has its first Black justice. Superior Court Judge Melissa A. Long was sworn in on Monday during a...
MATTER OF OPINION: Former R.I. Supreme Court Justice R­obert G. Flanders Jr. speculates that the recent high court decision on a pension dispute between the city of Providence and a group of municipal retirees might make bankruptcy more palatable for municipalities. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Court ruling on Providence pensions will have ripple effects

Rhode Island is no stranger to pension problems. Even after a major state-level overhaul of the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island led by then-R.I....

City’s fiscal woes just got much worse

Providence’s fiscal woes got much worse on June 30, when the state’s Supreme Court sided with former city employees in a long-running dispute over...

R.I. Supreme Court to hear cases remotely

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments this week using remote technology for the first time. The court...
A RENDERING OF what the Greek cultural center at the University of Rhode Island was supposed to look like if it had been completed. / COURTESY HELLENIC SOCIETY PAIDEIA

R.I. Supreme Court rules on longstanding URI campus land dispute

PROVIDENCE – A yearslong legal battle the University of Rhode Island has waged over an unfinished Greek cultural center on the Kingston campus has...

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