On May 13, 2009, the Rhode Island Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of William V. Irons v. The Rhode Island Ethics Commission, No. 2008-335-M.P. and 2009-01-M.P. Specifically, the Court heard the Commission's argument in regard to the Speech in Debate issue as well as Iron's response, and heard Irons' argument in regard to the Jury Trial issue, and the Commission's response. It is expected that the Court will issue its opinion sometime over the summer months.
To view the Superior Court Decision from which the parties were appealing, click here.
To read the Providence Journal story covering the arguments, click here.