RI Supreme Court Invalidates Civil Death Law

Posted by John K. Fulweiler | Mar 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

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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John K. Fulweiler

Proctor-In-Admiralty / Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Master Formerly a partner in a New York maritime law firm, John K. Fulweiler graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Marine Affairs degree and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. In addition to being recognized by...


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