Guide to the Senate Legal Counsel Edward M. Fogarty records , 1991-2004


Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Published in 2009

Collection Overview

Title:Senate Legal Counsel Edward M. Fogarty records
Date range:1991-2004
Creator:Fogarty, Edward M.
Extent:8.4 cubic feet other
Abstract:The Senate Legal Counsel Edward M. Fogarty records include briefs, motions, court transcripts working papers, orders, clippings, interrogatories, judgments, correspondence and case histories.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island State Archives
Collection number:2001-78

Scope & content

The Senate Legal Counsel Edward M. Fogarty records include briefs, motions, court transcripts working papers, orders, clippings, interrogatories, judgments, correspondence and case histories. The records include the following subjects:
  • Separation of Powers - Re: Legislative appointments to state boards and commissions.
  • Town of Exeter v. State of Rhode Island - Re: Lawsuit against the state over allocation of education aid to the cities and towns.
  • Sundlun v. Pawtucket - Re: Communities’ actions against state officials seeking declaratory judgment that the state’s method of funding public education was unconstitutional.
  • Almond v. Lottery Commission - Re: Does the Constitution prohibit legislators and/or their appointees from constituting a majority of the membership of a public board.
  • Hawkins v. Lottery Commission - Re: Complaint of John Hawkins, Director of the Lottery Commission against the Commission and Governor for wrongful termination.
  • Sundlun v. Cicilline - Re: Veto power of the Governor.
  • Lt. Governor Advisory Opinions - Re: Request of the Senate of an Advisory Opinion (Election of Lieutenant Governor by the General Assembly in Grand Committee) and Request of the Governor for and Advisory Opinion (Appointment to fill vacancy in the Office of Lieutenant Governor).
  • Cote v Almond - Re: Plaintiffs seeking a declaration that Executive Order 94-20 "violated Article 12, Section 2 of the Rhode Island Constitution because the Order of November 7, 1994, establishing a preparatory commission was inherently incapable of fulfilling its constitutional duty of assembling information on constitutional questions for the electors the very next day’s vote on the question, ‘Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the Constitution?’"

Arrangement

The Senate Legal Counsel Edward M. Fogarty records are arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1. Separation of Powers
  • Series 2. Pawtucket v. Sundlun
  • Series 3. Hawkins, et al v. Lottery Commission, et al
  • Series 4. Almond v. Lottery Commission, et al
  • Series 5. Town of Exeter, 1999-2000
  • Series 6. Sundlun et al. v. Cicilline
  • Series 7. Advisory Opinion, Lt. Governor 1996-1997
  • Series 8. Cote v. Almond, Almond v. Inman and Cote v. Inman
  • Series 9. General briefs, correspondence, motions and newspaper clippings

Historical note

The Senate Majority Leader is elected by the membership of the majority party and presides over all caucuses and conferences of the majority party. He/she appoints all committee vacancies in the Senate; Senate members of all committees; and Chair, Vice Chairs and Secretaries of all Senate Committees.

Access & Use

Access to the collection:No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.
Use of the materials:Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.
Preferred citation:Senate Legal Counsel Edward M. Fogarty records, 2001-78, Rhode Island State Archives.
Contact information: Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
Acquisition:Transferred from Ellen Piccirilli, Room 310, State House, Office of the Senate Majority Leader on October 12, 2001.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID 
Author:Finding aid prepared by Kate Telford.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Kate Telford 2009 May 01
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Inventory


Series 1. Separation of Powers
Box 1/2, Folder 1-24/1-3
Rhode Island Supreme Court No. 1997-572-M.P. In Re: Advisory Opinion from the Governor (Rhode Island State Ethics Commission - Separation of Powers)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1, Folder 1-11Opposing Briefs
1998
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence
1998
Box 1, Folder 13-21Supporting Briefs
1998
Box 1, Folder 22-24Working Papers
1998
Box 2, Folder 1-3Briefs and Motions
1998

Series 2. Pawtucket v. Sundlun
Box 2, Folder 4-17
City of Pawtucket, ET AL Vs. Bruce Sundlun, ET AL, Rhode Island Superior Court 1991-8644, 1991-0880, 1992-0588, Rhode Island Supreme Court 1994-0347. 1994 0188 M.P. RE: School Aid Litigation

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 2, Folder 4-6Briefs
1995
Box 2, Folder 7-16Court Transcripts
1993
Box 2, Folder 17Hearing Transcripts
1994

Series 3. Hawkins, et al v. Lottery Commission, et al
Box 3, Folder 1-8
United States District Court C.A. No. 1997-604 ML, Rhode Island Superior Court C.A. No. 1996-4076, Rhode Island Supreme Court No. 1997-144-A, No. 1997-132-M.P., No. 1997-205-M.P., No. 1997-211-M.P.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 3, Folder 1-4Petitions, Interrogatories, Motions and Judgments
1996-2000
Box 3, Folder 5-8Dockets, Petitions and Motions
1997-1999

Series 4. Almond v. Lottery Commission, et al
Box 3/4, Folder 9-22/1-10
Includes clippings and court files from the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 3, Folder 9Clippings
1996
Box 3, Folder 10-22Superior Court Files, C.A. No. PC 99-2323
1999
Box 4, Folder 1-10Supreme Court Files Case No. 99-525-A
2000

Series 5. Town of Exeter
Box 4, Folder 11-18
Contains Town of Exeter, Et Al v. State of Rhode Island, Et AL No. 99-5351, motions, case histories and correspondence.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 4, Folder 11-18Town of Exeter
2000

Series 6. Sundlun et al. v. Cicilline
Box 4, Folder 19-22
Bruce Sundlun et al. v. Steven E. Cicilline in his capacity as Law Revision Officer Rhode Island Superior Court C.A. No. 91-6360.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 4, Folder 19-22Sundlun et al. v. Cicilline

Series 7. Advisory Opinion, Lt. Governor
Box 5, Folder 1-15
Rhode Island Supreme Court No. 97-81 M.P. Request of the Senate of an Advisory Opinion (Election of Lieutenant Governor by the General Assembly in Grand Committee). Rhode Island Supreme Court No. 96-565-M.P. In re: Request of the Governor for and Advisory Opinion (Office of Lieutenant Governor). Briefs and Working Copies of Edward M. Fogarty.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 5, Folder 1-3Briefs
1996-1997
Box 5, Folder 4-6Motions
1996-1997
Box 5, Folder 7-15All other briefs, correspondence, motions and newspaper clippings
1996-1997

Series 8. Cote v. Almond, Almond v. Inman and Cote v. Inman
Box 6/7, Folder 1-19/1-17
Cote v. Almond - 98-2953, Almond v. Inman - 02-0054, Cote v. Inman - 02-0089.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 6/7, Folder 1-19/1-17Cote v. Almond, Almond v. Inman and Cote v. Inman
1997-2004

Series 9. General briefs, correspondence, motions and newspaper clippings
Box 7, Folder 18-32
Almond v Lottery Commission 99-2323/99-525A

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 7, Folder 18-32General briefs, correspondence, motions and newspaper clippings
1991-1999