The following matters are cases where Center Attorneys have committed to participate in defense of civil rights:
Tax Cap Litigation
Gendreau v. Canario, In His Official Capacity as Chief of Police of the Town of Bristol
Due Process, Equal Protection, and Second Amendment Litigation
Property Rights and Second Amendment Litigation
Due Process and Second Amendment Litigation
Amicus Brief to the Rhode Island Supreme Court supporting the First Amendment right of taxpayers to speak out against government officials.
United States v. Pleau
Amicus Brief to the First Circuit Court of Appeals arguing for limits of federal criminal jurisdiction.
Due Process and Second Amendment Litigation by Letterhead
Equal Protection and First Amendment Litigation by Letterheas
Case Suggestions and Requests
The Stephen Hopkin's Center for Civil Rights provides free and reduced cost legal representation to Rhode Islanders whose constitutional rights are violated by government. Because our resources are limited, we must carefully choose among meritorious cases that will create broadly applicable precedents, with a primary focus on the Rhode Island Constitution.
We do not take the following types of cases:
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Learn more about the Stephen Hopkins Center's legal cases here.
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