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Welcome to the LAA for New Graduates Post-Bar Exam Reception
JUL
27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Birch Bar (Westin Boston Waterfront)
19th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
28
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
09
All Day
RWU School of Law
18th Annual LAA Scholarship Golf Tournament
AUG
19
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swansea Country Club, Swansea, MA

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  • April 23, 2013 |
    From GoLocalProv: "Boston Bombings Investigation: RI Legal Experts Weigh In" by Kate Nagle, GoLocalProv News Contributor April 22, 2013: [...] Following the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, [...] there were calls from some in the political community to try Dzhokhar as an enemy combatant. As such, he could be subject to trial by military tribunal. [...] Roger Williams University Professor of Law Jared A. Goldstein, who was one of the first civilian lawyers allowed into the Guantanamo Bay prison when...
  • 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, “...
  • June 25, 2012 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "You are now, mostly, free to lie on the Internet" by C. EUGENE EMERY JR. JOURNAL STAFF WRITER   June 25, 2012: [...] previously, you could have faced misdemeanor charges in Rhode Island, if you believe state Rep. Christopher Blazejewski, a Providence Democrat. On June 12, he told the Rhode Island House that it was illegal to transmit a lie on the Internet, on radio, on TV, or over the phone about anything. [...] Jared Goldstein, a law professor at Roger...
  • April 14, 2012 |
    From the BALKINIZATION Blog: "Why Presidents Cannot Run Against the Court" by Professor Jared Goldstein, Guest Blogger   Saturday, April 14, 2012: With the prospect that the Supreme Court may strike down the Affordable Care Act, many commentators, including Marvin Ammori on this blog, have argued that President Obama should “campaign against the Court.” It is not really a plausible campaign strategy. Contrary to popular conception, Franklin Roosevelt did not campaign against the Court in...
  • February 21, 2012 |
    From the NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL: "The Tea Party is just the latest movement to argue the modern administrative state is an unconstitutional aberration" by Jared Goldstein February 20, 2012: The failure of the Tea Party movement to rally around a single presidential candidate has convinced many pundits that its time as a major force in mainstream politics may be coming to an end. But make no mistake, even if "Tea Party" fades as a label, the forces that created the For the past century, a series...
  • January 25, 2012 |
    From MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY: "New Bedford, Gloucester sue to stop ‘illegal’ fishing rules" by Dan McDonald January 19th, 2012:  Two iconic Massachusetts fishing ports are in court battling federal regulations that they say are economically crippling their communities and undoing a New England way of life that has spanned generations. The regulations are intended to keep fish stocks healthy, but the plaintiffs, including the cities of New Bedford and Gloucester, claim they were...
  • January 16, 2012 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "R.I. lawyers urge action on Guantanamo detainees: Their former client is among the last being held at detention camp in Cuba" by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, Jan. 15, 2012 –– Northern Alliance forces captured Mullah Norullah Noori in 2001, after a days-long battle in Northern Afghanistan. Ten years later, Noori remains one of 171 men still held by the United States in a detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [...] His former lawyers, Patricia A...