A win by RIACDL member Melissa Larson
From William Devereaux over at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West :
In the cases of State (Charlestown) v. Gonsalves and Barber. Two Narragansett Indians were arrested on tribal lands by a Charlestown police officer for “obstruction”. After a fairly extensive hearing the case was dismissed. Judge Houlihan issued a bench decision which recognized tribal lands as “private lands”.
A win after trial.