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Attorney General Kilmartin Joins New SCOTUS Brief in Travel Ban Case

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opposing President Trump’s third travel ban.

The brief was filed in Trump v. Hawaii (No. 17-965), ahead of arguments before the SCOTUS scheduled for April 25th. In this third challenge, the district court entered a nationwide preliminary injunction that prohibits enforcement of President Trump’s indefinite ban on the entry into the U.S. of nationals from six overwhelmingly Muslim countries. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the injunction, which protects foreign nationals with a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

“We have been successful in our arguments to courts across the land that these travel bans are unconstitutional and would have a significant financial impact on our state should they be allowed to move forward,” said Attorney General Kilmartin. “I am pleased this case is finally before the Supreme Court and look forward to the Court upholding these important Constitutional principles.”

The brief was signed by Attorneys General from New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

“All of amici States benefit from immigration, tourism, and international travel by students, academics, skilled professionals, and business-people. The disputed provisions of the Proclamation—like the previous bans—significantly disrupt the ability of our public universities to recruit and retain students and faculty, impairing academic staffing and research, and causing the loss of tuition and tax revenues, among other costs. The Proclamation also disrupts the provision of medical care at our hospitals and harms our science, technology, finance, and tourism industries by inhibiting the free exchange of information, ideas, and talent between the designated countries and our States, causing long-term economic and reputational damage. In addition, the ban has made it more difficult for us to effectuate our own constitutional and statutory policies of religious tolerance and nondiscrimination,” the amicus brief explains.

The brief, like previous ones filed by the same coalition, details the numerous grave and irreparable harms the States have continued to face as a result of the Trump Administration’s travel bans, and which could very well now be permanent due to the indefinite nature of this third ban. The injunction thus provides critical protection against those injuries.

DLT Featured Jobs for Week Ending April 6, 2018

Monday, April 2
Position: Delivery Drivers
Job Number: 789215
Employer: Suburban Propane
Location: Coventry, RI
Rate based on experience
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Labor Supervisor I
Job Number: 789904
Employer: City of Pawtucket
Location: Pawtucket, RI
$674.26 to $702.72 per week

Tuesday, April 3
Position: Shipping Supervisor
Job Number: 789286
Employer: Ridco Casting Co.
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Rate based on experience
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Night Auditor/Overnight Front Desk Agent
Job Number: 789887
Employer: Ramada-Royal Plaza LLC
Location: Middletown, RI
$12.00 to $13.00 per hour

Wednesday, April 4
Position: Residential Construction Crew Chief
Job Number: 789418
Employer: Spagnolo Ent.
Location: Warwick, RI
$55,000 to $62,000 per year
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Senior Investment Research Analyst
Job Number: 789817
Employer: Washington Trust
Location: Providence, RI
Rate based on experience

Thursday, April 5
Position: Operations Associate I
Job Number: 789726
Employer: Confluent Medical Technologies
Location: Warwick, RI
Rate based on experience
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Jeweler
Job Number: 789905
Employer: Freda/Frebs, Inc.
Location: Warren, RI
$14.00 to $20.00 per hour

Friday, April 6
Position: Dog Groomer Recruitment
Job Number: 787795
Employer: Amy’s Pup in the Tub
Location: Warren, RI
$15.00 to $20.00 per hour
(as seen on Channel 12)

Position: Controls Engineer
Job Number: 789892
Employer: xeros, Inc.
Location: Providence, RI
Rate based on experience

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The RI Executives Association will host Alison Bologna at their Tuesday, April 10th meeting, from noon to 1:30pm at the Greenwood Inn in Warwick, RI.
Bologna is a news anchor at NBC 10 and the founder of Shri, a yoga outreach organization which serves more than 8,000 students each year including adults living with developmental disabilities, veterans, children in schools, men and women in shelters, and those in recovery.  More than half of Shri’s programs are fully, self-funded through the non-profit organization Bologna founded in 2012, Shri Service Corps.
She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, with advanced degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and from Harvard University.
The luncheon meeting is open at no charge to those interested in membership in “Execs”, whose business category is not already represented.  For more information go to Or contact Nancy Thomas at

Executives Association of Rhode Island Names New Board Members

The RI chapter of the International Executives Association has named its board members for the 2018-2019 year.  JoEllen Wunner, of Wickford, was elected President.  Wunner is a realtor with Weichert Realtors Cress & Company, based in East Greenwich. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2008, and is a Zillow Premier Agent, Weichert Lead Network, and Weichert Relocation spet.  Joellen has received  the Weichert, Realtors Executive Club Award status consistently since 2013, and has been an active member of the RI Executives Association for several years.
Other members of the board are:  James Bethune, of Cranston, of Province Mortgage Associates, East Providence; Mark Gordon, of Westerly, Three Bean Studios; Kevin LeBlanc, of Pawtucket, RWL General Contractors; Francey Nathan, of Warwick, S. Roberts Specialty; Diana Pearson, Diana Pearson Law Office, Warwick; and Nancy Thomas, of Cranston, of Tapestry Communications.
Established in 1939 in RI, the Executives Association of Rhode Island is the region’s most experienced independent business networking organization, with members chosen from industry-leading organizations that provide leads, quality goods, referrals and services to businesses throughout the area. The group’s membership is category specific and they are presently recruiting new members.
Wunner said, “‘Execs” has been very helpful to me in my business and we are encouraging people to look at our website – – and if they don’t see their business category listed, I do hope they will get in touch with me, or request to come to a meeting as a guest. Our members act like a family helping each other obtain new business, and open doors for each other whenever possible. It’s my honor to serve as president this year.”
The group meets every Tuesdays for lunch in the Warwick area.  For more information, go to or write
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