March 2, 2022, Newport, Rhode Island: Rhode Island has a civil death statute which essentially barred a person imprisoned for life from bringing a civil action. We like fairness in this world and that doesn't seem fair. Today, the Rhode Island Supreme Court invalidated the law has violating a fundamental right of access to the courts.
Yes, it's not terribly salty and there's no maritime "hook," but we like the outcome of this decision because it promotes justice.
You can read the court's decision by clicking here: RI Supreme Court Invalidates Civil Death Law
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