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August 27, 2012
Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone

Ajax Gaming Ventures, LLC v. Brown (William E. Smith, D.R.I. 1:06-cv-336)
The suit challenged the constitutionality of a ballot measure in an upcoming election. The court denied immediate relief, because constitutionality could be assessed after the election. The measure did not pass.
Topics: Ballot measure; intervention.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.

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August 27, 2012
Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone

Bennett v. Mollis (William E. Smith, D.R.I. 1:08-cv-468)
Because of a printing error, some ballots included the name of a candidate that had withdrawn from the race. After a mathematical analysis of how many votes the error could have cost the plaintiffs’ candidate, with the help of a political science professor as a technical advisor, the district judge denied the plaintiffs relief.
Subject: Voting irregularities. Topics: Election errors; special master; enjoining certification; intervention.

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January 1, 2010
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January 1, 2008
Carol L. Krafka, Donna J. Stienstra, Patricia A. Lombard, Rebecca N. Eyre

At the request of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, the Federal Judicial Center conducted a study of the use of courtrooms in the U.S. district courts. The committee requested the study in response to a November 2005 congressional subcommittee request for an empirical study of the use of federal courtrooms. The study was conducted between early 2006 and spring 2008, with data collected in twenty-six district courts during the period January 15 - July 15, 2007.

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February 8, 1995
Civil Justice Advisory Group for the District of Rhode Island

This report includes an overview of the District of Rhode Island's plan, the assessment of the civil and criminal dockets, and a copy of the amended Alternative Dispute Resolution plan for the district

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October 1, 1994

Updated statistics for 44 districts with information for SY 1994

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December 1, 1993
Frederick M. Russillo

The Administrative Office's review and analysis of the Expense and Delay Reduction Plan submitted by the District of Rhode Island

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December 1, 1993
Civil Justice Advisory Group for the District of Rhode Island, Ernest C. Torres, Ronald Rene Lagueux, Raymond James Pettine, Francis Joseph Boyle

The Civil Justice Cost and Delay Reduction Plan adopted by the District of Rhode Island and made effective 12/3/1993.

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November 19, 1993
Ronald Rene Lagueux

Chief U.S. District Judge Ronald R. Lagueux transmits his district's Civil Justice Reform Act report and plan to Abel J. Mattos of the Administrative Office

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October 1, 1993
Civil Justice Advisory Group for the District of Rhode Island

The District of Rhode Island Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group Report includes examination of the causes of cost and delay and of the impact of the new legislation, as well as a description of the district and the civil and criminal dockets.

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