Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.
January 19, 2015 | In the MediaFrom the New Orleans Times-Picayune: “Could BP, Feds settle in massive 2010 oil spill civil case?” by Jennifer Larino NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16, 2015 - BP faces a top fine of $13.7 billion for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, down from a possible $18 billion after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the spill was smaller than the federal government had estimated. […] But could the latest ruling push both sides into settlement talks? "Lawyers are intrinsically conservative,"...
August 29, 2014 | In the MediaFrom the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Lawyers denounce R.I. Superior Court Judge Lanphear’s directive to divulge plea agreements," by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, August 28, 2014: The criminal defense community expressed outrage this week over a court decision chastising two lawyers for “judge shopping” in their handling of a drug dealer’s criminal case. Public Defender Mary S. McElroy and Andrew Horwitz, director of the criminal defense clinic at the Roger Williams University...
April 04, 2014 | In the MediaFrom TURN TO 10 (WJAR): "Campaign finance ruling may invalidate RI law" by Bill Rappleye APRIL 3, 2014: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a limit on campaign donations, saying it is fundamental free speech. For candidates, it means rich people will be able to give to more candidates -- and that's Republican or Democratic. Opponents to the decision fear it will mean more influence for the wealthy, and Rhode Island may have to change its laws to match the new federal standards. The ruling by the...campaign, candidates, decision, donations, finance, free speech, McCutcheon, spending, supreme court
July 02, 2012 |From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Health-care plan has R.I. roots" by Edward Fitzpatrick [...] Republicans wasted no time in suing when Mr. Obama signed the health-care bill into law in March 2010. At the time, Roger Williams University law Prof. Jared A. Goldstein said Congress “can tax for any legitimate reason, and certainly providing health care for all Americans is a legitimate reason.” [...] Goldstein, a former U.S. Justice Department appellate lawyer who teaches constitutional law, said, “...
February 13, 2012 |From RHODE ISLAND LAWYERS WEEKLY: "GPS ruling breaks new ground on privacy rights" by Albert Turco and Kimberly Atkins February 9th, 2012: After punting on the issue in the past, the U.S. Supreme Court has again waded into the choppy waters of privacy protection in the digital age in a case involving the warrantless use of a GPS device on a suspect’s car. But while still not ruling on the privacy issue directly, this time five justices gave a strong indication that individuals’ privacy...4th amendment, alito, decision, fourth amendment, GPS, GPS device, jones, professor, Roger Williams, RWU, sack, search, sotomayor, supreme court, u.s. v. jones