Trial against polygamous cities set to resume Monday

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Federal Judge Russel Holland is wheeled out of the courthouse after falling ill on the bench Monday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Federal Judge Russel Holland is wheeled out of the courthouse after falling ill on the bench Monday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
The judge is loaded into an ambulance. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) The judge is loaded into an ambulance. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A civil rights trial against two polygamous cities along the Arizona-Utah line is scheduled to resume Monday.

The trial was put on hold after U.S. Judge H. Russel Holland fell ill earlier this week and was taken away from the courthouse in an ambulance.

Initially, Holland was scheduled to return to work Tuesday but the trial's resumption has since been pushed back twice.

The latest filing says the trial will resume Monday.

The federal government has accused Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, of functioning as agents of a polygamous sect.

The cities are accused of discriminating against nonbelievers by denying them housing, water services and police protection.

The communities deny the allegations.

Before the trial was put on hold, Holland told jurors that he was suffering from bronchitis.

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