Religious sect and townspeople square off over discrimination

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Jury selection began Tuesday in the civil-rights trial of two towns housing on a polygamous sect. Photograph taken in Colorado City, Ariz. Photo by Jack Kurtz/The Republic, courtesy of USA Today

Jury selection began Tuesday in the civil-rights trial of two towns housing on a polygamous sect. Photograph taken in Colorado City, Ariz. Photo by Jack Kurtz/The Republic, courtesy of USA Today

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The government charges that a polygamous sect controls housing and police services in two western towns and discriminates against non-believers.