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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...
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...

R.I. Senate passes shoreline access bill 

After decades of debate, each chamber of the Rhode Island General Assembly has finally reached agreement on defining public shoreline access.  The only problem? The...
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