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  • In the Media
    September 28, 2017
    From New England Cable News (NECN): “How a WWI-Era Shipping Law Could Be Hurting Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts:  Several members of Congress are calling for the act to be suspended so Puerto Rico can afford to rebuild,” by Katie Warren September 28, 2017 – On Thursday, the Trump administration announced it would temporarily waive The Jones Act for Puerto Rico at the request of its governor. The White House said the waiver could take effect immediately. Puerto Rico struggles amid mass...
  • In the Media
    September 27, 2017
    From the ASSOCIATED PRESS: “Is third time the charm for Trump’s new travel ban?” by Jill Colvin and Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2017 — The Trump administration spent months hashing out new travel restrictions on more than a half-dozen countries, determined to avoid the chaos that accompanied President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. But critics say it’s a mystery why some countries are included and they believe Venezuela and North Korea were added to provide legal and...
  • In the Media
    August 17, 2017
    From GoLocalProv:"RI GOP's Leading Latino Speaks Out on Trump and the Future of the Party in RI" by GoLocalProv Political Team August 17, 2017: In a sweeping interview Luis Vargas [RWU Law '20], the leading Latino Republican in Rhode Island, harshly criticized President Donald Trump for his position on white supremacists, Nazis, and the KKK and what the GOP needs to do to win in RI. Vargas almost pulled off the ultimate upset in 2016 when he nearly upset sitting Representative Joe Almeida in...
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    August 16, 2017
    From BLOOMBERG NEWS: "Big Pharma's Tobacco Moment as Star Lawyers Push Opioid Suits" by Jef Feeley and Jared S. Hopkins August 15,2017: Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment as litigation over opioids attract star lawyers and a growing list of states and local governments seeking their own multibillion- dollar payout to deal with costs of a burgeoning drug epidemic. On Tuesday, South Carolina became the sixth state to sue opioid makers alleging they have created a public health crisis....
  • In the Media
    May 26, 2017
    Professor Andrew Horwitz has been critical of an ordinance recently passed by the City of Cranston, Rhode Island because in his view it criminalizes homelessness.  The ordinance prohibits “stand[ing] in or enter[ing] upon a roadway for the purpose of distributing anything to the occupant of any vehicle or for the purpose of receiving anything from the occupant of any vehicle.”  In a recent post on the RWU First Amendment Blog Professor Horwitz outlines his argument that the...
  • In the Media
    April 04, 2017
    From FOX PROVIDENCE: "RWU Law Professor Opposes Cranston Panhandling Ordinance" on Dan Yorke's State of MindApril 3, 2017: Roger Williams Law Professor Andrew Horwitz joined Dan to discuss his opposition to the Cranston ordinance that restricts panhandling in the city. Professor Horwitz shares his story of a police officer issuing him an incorrect citation while protesting the ban last week.Dan Yorke State of Mind airs every weeknight at 7:30 p.m. on myRI-TV and midnight on FOX Providence. 
  • In the Media
    March 16, 2017
    From THE HUFFINGTON POST: "The Gay Refugee Lawyer Who Helped Fight The Muslim Ban" by Christopher Mathias, Omar Kasrawi NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 ― Luis Mancheno [RWU Law '13] remembers the moment he knew he had to get out of Ecuador. [...] First on a student visa to Willamette University in Oregon, where he learned he could claim asylum in the U.S. as a refugee fleeing persecution. (He was granted asylum in 2009.) And then to Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island on a full...
  • In the Media
    March 15, 2017
    From WPRO 630: The Gene Valicenti Show, "Gene talks with RWU Law Dean Michael Yelnosky about the LSAT exam."For 70 years, the LSAT has been a rite of passage to legal education, a test designed to gauge students’ ability to learn the law. But its dominance could change. Beginning this fall, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit their scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or the Law School Admission Test. Dean Michael J. Yelnosky speaks with WPRO's Gene Valicenti about...
  • In the Media
    February 27, 2017
    From the New York Times: “NY Today: Refugee, Immigrant, and Citizen” by Alexandra S. Levine Feb. 27, 2017: When Luis Mancheno was 14 and living in Quito, Ecuador, he knew he had to learn English, and fast. It was around that age that he realized he would eventually need to leave his evangelical family, his all-boys Catholic school and his country: He feared they would reject him for being gay. So he holed up with the “Harry Potter” books, and he studied the movies’ English subtitles. “I was...
  • In the Media
    February 17, 2017
    From SLATE: “A Good American: How Trump’s immigration ban explicitly smears Muslims as being potentially hostile to the Constitution” by RWU Law Professor Jared A. Goldstein Feb. 14, 2017:  President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries — an order that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept on hold last week — does not explicitly exclude people because of their faith. Instead, the language of the order uses...
  • In the Media
    January 14, 2017
    From FOX Providence's Dan Yorke State of Mind: "Co-Author of the RWU Law policy analysis of driver’s licenses for undocumented Rhode Islanders"January 12, 2017: Deborah Gonzalez, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the Roger Williams School of Law, joined Dan Yorke to discuss the findings of “A Legal and Policy Analysis of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Rhode Islanders.”For full story, click here.
  • In the Media
    January 13, 2017
    FROM NBC NEWS: “Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama’s ‘Short List’ for Commutation” by Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, William M. Arkin and Tracy ConnorJanuary 11, 2017: President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this...
  • In the Media
    January 03, 2017
    FROM: Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly. “Trump win seen as sealing fate of DOL persuader rule” by Pat Murphy December 15, 2016: […] On Nov. 16, U.S. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings in the Southern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction stopping implementation of the DOL’s new Persuader Advice Exemption Rule. The regulation would have greatly expanded the reporting requirements of attorneys who provide advice to employers in the course of union-organizing campaigns. […] Cummings would...
  • In the Media
    December 09, 2016
    From GoLocalProv: “Rhode Island Courts Could Soon Have Only One Minority Judge” by Kate Nagle December 08, 2016: Could Rhode Island — a state whose population is more than 25% minority — soon have just one judge of color on the state’s roster of 85 judges and magistrates? [See RWU Law Magazine coverage of this question.] [...] “I think you start off with the recognition that the justice system ought to reflect the people subjected to it,” said Roger Williams University Professor of Law David...
  • In the Media
    December 01, 2016
    From WPRO AM 630's The Gene Valicenti Show: "Gene talks with Dean Yelnosky About Flag Burning" President-elect Donald Trump recently proposed a penalty -- including possible jail time or loss of citizenship -- for burning the American flag. But Dean Michael Yelnosky explains the two US Supreme Court rulings that protect the act under the First Amendment as a form of free speech. Click here to hear the full interview.