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Narragansett Indian Tribe v. State of Rhode Island (2003)

Category: Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Fair Administration of Justice    

“Friend of the court” brief challenging on various grounds the legality of a state police raid of a smoke shop on Narragansett Indian tribal land. The Court upheld the state’s actions in 2004, but the appeals court reversed in part in 2005. The full appellate court then upheld the district court’s initial ruling, and a petition for review to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied.

National ACLU Attorney: Stephen Pevar

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  • May 25, 2006 - RI ACLU Criticizes Smoke Shop Raid Ruling
  • Aug 20, 2003 - ACLU Files Court Brief Challenging State Raid of Indian Smoke Shop
  • Aug 05, 2003 - ACLU Criticizes Governor’s Response to State Police Report on Raid of Indian Smoke Shop
  • Jul 15, 2003 - Groups Condemn Police Raid of Narragansett Smoke Shop