Rule Change 2020(25) Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure
Rule 224. Trial Jurors
August 5, 2020
(a) [NO CHANGE]
(b) Challenge to the Array.
(1) No array or panel of any trial jury shall be quashed, nor shall any verdict in any case be set aside or averted, by reason of the fact that the court or jury commissioner has returned such jury or any of them in any informal or irregular manner, if in the opinion of the court the irregularity is unimportant and insufficient to vitiate the return of such jury. All issues of fact arising on any challenge to the array shall be tried by the court.
(2) At any time before trial, upon motion by a party or on its own motion, the court may declare a mistrial in a case on the ground that a fair jury pool cannot be safely assembled in that particular case due to a public health crisis or limitations brought about by such crisis. A declaration of a mistrial under this paragraph must be supported by specific findings.
(c)–(h) [NO CHANGE]
Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, August 5, 2020, effective immediately.
By the Court:
Richard L. Gabriel
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court