Obtained Writ of Habeas Corpus for alleged racial discrimination in jury selection.
Jason Johnson v. Dale Artus: David obtained a Writ of Habeas Corpus from U.S. District Court for successfully demonstrating that the state Prosecutor engaged a pattern of racial discrimination by striking jurors of color from the jury.
[The decision was overturned after oral argument by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit].
Practice area(s): Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law
As Executive Director of Empire State NORML and President of the New York City Cannabis Industry Association, David has been a leading advocate in the cannabis space for over 20 years. He has represented clients in marijuana related proceedings everywhere from traffic court to the United States Supreme Court, and he helped obtain clemency for five elderly prisoners servicing life without parole for marijuana. David also handles complex civil and criminal litigation in other areas including employment, First Amendment, and business.