Discrimination trial against FLDS towns wrapping up
The Department of Justice claims Colorado City and its twin town, Hildale UT, discriminate against people who are not part of the FLDS church. (Source: 3TV)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
After nearly passing out on the bench and being rushed to the hospital one week ago, Judge Russel Holland was back in the saddle Monday as the Justice Department's discrimination lawsuit against Colorado City, AZ and Hildale, UT got back on track after a weeklong delay.
Holland started the day by asking jurors if they had seen any media coverage over the last seven days.
The judge was concerned about the widespread coverage of last week's FBI raid in Colorado City and Hildale in which feds were targeting alleged welfare fraud and money laundering inside the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints community.