Appeals Court: POLICE CHIEF OF TAUNTON vs. PAUL N. CARAS, et al

Keywords Firearms. License. Practice, Civil, Judicial review of license to carry firearms, Action in nature of certiorari.
APPEALS COURT REVERSES LOWER COURT’S OVERTURNING CHIEF’S DETERMINATION OF UNSUITABILITY IN GUN CASE
The Appeals Court , in Chief of Police of Taunton v Carras issued today, overturned a District Court’s reversing of a Police Chief’s determination of unsuitability, which was upheld by the Superior Court, and upheld the Chief’s determination.  Of note, the Appeals Court held that the lower courts erroneously substitute their judgment for that of the Chief’s in determining unsuitability.   Click here for the full text of the Court’s decision.
Congrats to MMLA member and Taunton Assistant City Solicitor Daniel de Abreu on his victory in this important case.

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