William Smith

Federal court judge dismisses challenge to RI shoreline access law

BY: - September 20, 2023

Wrong court, wrong argument and against the wrong people. So declared U.S. District Court Judge William Smith in his Sept. 19 opinion dismissing a legal challenge to the state’s newly inked shoreline access law. Smith ultimately sided with state Attorney General Peter Neronha, who sought to have the lawsuit thrown out.  Smith’s reasoning, as laid […]