RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha.

Kilmartin Among 16 AGs Filing Amicus Brief Opposing Trump Refugee, Immigration Ban

RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. By: Rob Borkowski on in All Politics Are Local

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin invoked the Ocean State’s history of religious tolerance in joining 15 attorneys general who announced the filing of an amicus brief in support of Washington and Minnesota in a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s executive order banning entry to the US of refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Americans Still Waiting for Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

By: Rob Borkowski on February 1, 2017 in All Politics Are Local

The Senate is not required to approve the President’s appointment outright, but it is bound to hold hearings in a reasonable attempt to vet the nominee. The denial of even a hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat, Merrick Garland, at the time the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was in defiance of the fundamental law of this country, and must not be allowed to stand.