COLORADO CITY, Ariz. — A federal judge has denied a request to move a
civil rights lawsuit against two polygamous towns out of Arizona.
U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said attorneys representing
Colorado City and Hildale, Utah, did not make a strong showing of inconvenience.
The attorneys had argued that moving the case to Utah would cut down on travel
time and expenses for the parties and witnesses.
Holland wrote in an order this week that traveling to Prescott will take more
time, but the cost will be insignificant compared to the overall cost of
litigating the case.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued the towns earlier this year, alleging that
the towns have supported a campaign of intimidation against former members of
the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and denied them