Denver activists can continue handing out jury nullification literature on the courthouse grounds as long as they don’t trample the landscaping, according to a federal judge’s order.

U.S. District Judge William Martinez granted the injunction Tuesday after a lawsuit was filed this month on behalf of the Fully Informed Jury Association and two citizens.

In his order, the judge noted “a minor turf war has erupted between Denver and the 2nd Judicial District over control of the courthouse grounds.”

The judge also determined that a court order intended to prevent potential violence after the Dexter Lewis death penalty verdict went too far in its restrictions.

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