Judge allows Denver jury activists to keep pamphleting


DENVER | An injunction from a federal judge allows Denver activists to continue to hand out jury nullification literature on courthouse grounds as long as they mind the landscaping.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1MSDu6w ) that U.S. District Judge William Martinez granted the injunction Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit filed earlier in August on behalf of the Fully Formed Jury Association.

The lawsuit was filed after two men were charged with jury tampering. The men had been handing out jury nullification pamphlets to potential jurors.

Last week Chief Judge Michael Martinez wrote an order barring public demonstrations at the Denver courthouse.

William Martinez’s injunction stops the previous order, calling jury nullification information protected speech. Court security officers will be allowed to prevent the obstruction of doors and hallways and to restrict sound systems.

Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com