City of Durango repeals limits on jury trials

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City of Durango repeals limits on jury trials

ACLU finds city law violates Colorado Constitution
Anthony Nocella stands outside the Durango Municipal Court last year before entering a not guilty plea for a summons for parading without a permit and obstructing the streets during an Inauguration Day protest in Durango. He was later denied a jury trial, which was found to be unconstitutional.
Assistant Court Clerk for the Durango Municipal Court, Prezley Shry, right, hands documents to Durango Municipal Judge Diane Knutson. All defendants in Municipal Court are allowed to request a jury trial after the American Civil Liberties Union informed the city limiting those trials was unconstitutional.
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City of Durango repeals limits on jury trials

Anthony Nocella stands outside the Durango Municipal Court last year before entering a not guilty plea for a summons for parading without a permit and obstructing the streets during an Inauguration Day protest in Durango. He was later denied a jury trial, which was found to be unconstitutional.
Assistant Court Clerk for the Durango Municipal Court, Prezley Shry, right, hands documents to Durango Municipal Judge Diane Knutson. All defendants in Municipal Court are allowed to request a jury trial after the American Civil Liberties Union informed the city limiting those trials was unconstitutional.
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