David J. Strachman Wins Three Significant Civil Rights Cases in the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Posted By McIntyre Tate LLP
David J. Strachman was recently victorious in three very significant civil rights cases in the Rhode Island Supreme Court. In these suits, which were reported by the Court in one decision, David challenged the actions of the police chief of the City of East Providence in wrongfully denying gun permits to citizens and misapplying state law. The Rhode Island Supreme Court agreed with David’s arguments and held that the police chief applied an improper standard in denying the gun permits. In fact, this was the second time the Supreme Court admonished the police chief for the improper denial of gun permits to citizens. David was also quoted in a story run by the Providence Journal on his victories. "It's very frustrating that citizens have to hire a lawyer just to obtain compliance with the Supreme Court ruling,” David said in the Providence Journal article. “The law is not discretionary, as the city has argued, but mandatory if an applicant shows a proper reason to carry," he said. David’s brief to the Supreme Court was also very critical of the City for their “troubling history” of “flagrantly ignoring” the Supreme Court’s previous orders regarding gun permits and the City’s refusal to comply with state law. With these victories, David continues his work in defending civil rights and holding Rhode Island municipalities accountable for their actions in applying state law. As a result of that work and his Rhode Island Supreme Court victories, David has become a leading and successful civil rights advocate in Rhode Island