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Same arguments. Different court: Shoreline access debate to play out in...

Rhode Island’s beaches are quiet, with only the hardiest braving the frigid temperatures for a walk along a desolate shoreline. But inside the state court...

Does the state’s new shoreline access law infringe on the rights...

Rhode Island in June adopted an updated law permitting expanded public access to the shore. The Rhode Island Association of Coastal Taxpayers filed a legal challenge,...

Second lawsuit challenges R.I. shoreline access law 

Less than a week after a federal judge threw out the first lawsuit against Rhode Island’s new shoreline access law, a new challenge has emerged.  The Sept....

Federal court upholds updated shoreline access law

PROVIDENCE – A federal court has struck down a legal challenge to Rhode Island's updated shoreline access law, preserving expanded public access to the...
LINE IN THE SAND: Monica Teixeira de Sousa, a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law, says the lawsuit against Rhode Island’s new shoreline access law has the potential to create a precedent that will either inspire similar challenges or have a chilling effect on other coastal property owners. 
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Ripple effect expected from legal challenge of shoreline law

It came as a surprise to few when, soon after shoreline access advocates celebrated the law’s passage in June, a group of coastal property...
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