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Admirers of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pint-sized 84-year-old Supreme Court justice, know her as the "Notorious RBG." And Ginsburg did not disappoint while speaking to an auditorium filled with a few hundred law students at Roger Williams University on Tuesday.

The expansion of legal rights over time for women, blacks, gays and other groups was a common theme in Ginsburg’s remarks.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is defending her proposal to add sports betting as a new source of state revenue, pending a decision at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questioning in the Senate Judiciary Committee this Tuesday about whether he supports political contributions by unidentified donors.

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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said Monday that conservative Supreme Court nominees by President Donald Trump threaten to strengthen corporate interests while weakening the rights of minority groups and other Americans.

When Gov. Lincoln Chafee and gay marriage advocates two years ago touted its economic benefits for Rhode Island they were widely disparaged. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why Chafee and his allies may well be right.