Professor Michael Yelnosky talks with Common Ground about why Rhode Island's pension reform law may very well fail to pass constitutional muster.

Upcoming Events

Class of 2020 How to Prepare for Law School BBQ/Mixer
JUN
09
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
19th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
28
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
CLE Program: Management of Spinal and Extremities Radiology
NOV
02
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island

Trending@RWULaw

05/08/2017
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
On May 19th, the members of the Class of 2017 will cross the stage and receive their diplomas from President Farish. That short crossing tells little of the rich stories of how graduates arrived at...


Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Archives

Newsroom

Yelnosky: Is Pension Reform Constitutional?

Professor Michael Yelnosky talks with Common Ground about why Rhode Island's pension reform law may very well fail to pass constitutional muster.

From COMMON GROUND: "Constitutionality of Pension Law in Question"

February 1, 2013 - Reading the op-ed pages of a certain local newspaper, one might gain the impression that the constitutionality of the contested pension reform law is all but assured -- that a state legislature has the freedom to undo what it has done, even when it comes to retirement benefits for state employees.

But the constitutionality of the law is far from certain, says a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law.

"My biggest point is that nobody seems to be taking these arguments seriously. These blanket assertions of legislative authority gloss over [...] some serious and real issues," said Michael Yelnosky, the Distinguished Service Professor of Law at Roger Williams, in an exclusive interview with Common Ground. [...]

For full story, click here.
Common Ground