Prominent NY lawyer joins RI team defending pension changes (Providence Journal)

November 14, 2012 – David Boies, a prominent New York lawyer involved in a number of high-profile cases, has joined the brewing Rhode Island pension battle. Boies, who represented Al Gore in the historic legal battle over the 2000 presidential election that went to the U.S. Supreme Court, has agreed to join the state’s team of lawyers defending landmark 2011 changes to the Rhode Island retirement system. A number of public-employee unions and retirees have sued the state, challenging the reductions in pension benefits as an unconstitutional infringement of their contract and personal-property rights.

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