104 ABA Journal Rhode Island articles.
A Rhode Island federal judge has ruled students in the state have no constitutional right to a civics education, even as he warned of a “deep flaw” in education priorities. Judge William Smith said they seem to recognize “American democracy is in peril.”
Oct 23, 2020 10:13 AM CDT
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Oct 6, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $740K from godmother’s law firm
A former bookkeeper and office manager accused of embezzling $740,000 from a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty…
Sep 14, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
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Apr 24, 2020 10:22 AM CDT
The power to respond to a public health crisis exists in the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, regulations and case law. But the way they fit together is not always clear, especially in the wake of a modern-day global crisis.
Apr 21, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Some states and local communities are instituting checkpoints at their borders, either to warn drivers that they must quarantine or to keep out nonresidents. The checkpoints are raising constitutional questions.
Apr 16, 2020 11:47 AM CDT
Lawyer threatened jail to people with unpaid 911 responder bills
After a debt collection attorney allegedly threatened more than 800 people with imprisonment for not paying money owed to Trinity…
Mar 13, 2020 3:36 PM CDT
President Trump goes on a ‘clemency blitz,’ and the list is long
President Donald Trump has pardoned junk bond king Michael Milken, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik…
Feb 18, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate next week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats on Friday that she is preparing to send the…
Jan 10, 2020 4:42 PM CST
Two cases brought by a personal injury lawyer and the father of another attorney after they got into a spitting and shoving match are no longer sitting in criminal court…
Jul 3, 2019 2:51 PM CDT
New York is poised to join the increasing number of states that are banning gay and trans “panic defenses” in murder cases. As the ABA Journal reported in January, legislatures have increasingly considered this type of ban.
Jun 26, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
Students and their parents are suing Rhode Island, alleging the state has failed to prepare young people for the rigors of citizenship.
Jun 1, 2019 1:50 AM CDT
Feb 8, 2019 6:30 AM CST