News DAVID G. SIGALE OBTAINS PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST STATE OF NEW MEXICO

DAVID G. SIGALE OBTAINS PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST STATE OF NEW MEXICO

State of New Mexico

The Law Firm of David G. Sigale has obtained a permanent injunction against the enforcement of a New Mexico statute barring non-citizens from carrying concealed firearms for self-defense.

In the case of John W. Jackson v. Eden, the United State District Court Judge held that the statute violated the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection rights of the Plaintiffs.  According to Sigale, “This is a wonderful victory that shows how arbitrary discrimination against people who are lawfully in the Country, and who are law-abiding and have strong community ties to boot, has no place.  Such persons cannot be deprived of their right to self-defense and defense of their families.”

The Court's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (PDF), and Final Judgment (PDF), are linked.