The Denver Post interviewed Sherman & Howard’s Public Law attorney Chris Jackson for comment in the article “In Odd Twist, Denver Found in Contempt of Federal Court in Jury Nullification Case it had been Dismissed From.”
The case, which has garnered local media attention since 2015, took a surprising twist when a federal district judge held the City of Denver and its police chief in contempt of court and ordered them to pay attorneys’ fees to a known civil rights attorney. The defendants are accused of failing to educate other officers on a federal court injunction allowing public demonstrations in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse.
“They definitely didn’t come out ahead, and the court nailed them for it,” says former assistant attorney general Chris Jackson in response to the judge’s ruling.
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