Judge To Decide Capitol Tent City Suit

The ACLU and the Rhode Island Center for Justice are joining the legal fight on behalf of a homeless encampment in front of the Rhode Island State House.

A complaint was filed in RI Superior Court on Tuesday.

It argues the residents are exercising free speech rights by protesting the state's homelessness situation.

A handful of Rhode Islanders lacking shelter begin living in tents outside the state capitol building in early autumn.

The numbers grew, and things came to a head last week when staffers for Governor Dan McKee handed out eviction notices.

The evictions were temporarily halted by a judge.

A hearing in the matter is scheduled for today.

It is unclear whether the judge will rule from the bench or take the case under advisement.

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