Man Sues Over Time Limits at Public Meetings

Man Sues Over Time Limits at Public Meetings

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(West Jordan-AP) -- A man who was tossed out of a West Jordan City Council meeting for talking too much is suing the city -- saying its unconstitutional to manipulate time limits to silence opposition.

At the May council meeting, Kenneth Jordan was taken away by police after he exceeded a three-minute time limit imposed by the council. He was applauded by other residents for his comments.

New West Jordan Mayor Bryan Holladay says he hasn't seen the lawsuit yet. He said he might be willing to change the three-minute time limit, but he still doesn't think it's appropriate to have people clapping and jeering at council meetings.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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