Q: Can a person be banned from a public space by an informal administrative order?

I have been "banned" from a public library for violating "policies" until I meet certain conditions.

This was decided by a hearing in absentia conducted by the library administration not a hearing officer.

I have been threatened with arrest for trespassing if I set foot in the library.

Do I have any recourse?

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered

A: Assuming the library owns its building they can decide who to admit. You can contact the Colorado Civil Liberties Union but I don't see that they couldn't, especially if you appeared to violate their rules for conduct or use of materials.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: You could consult with an attorney, but they are likely to request additional details regarding the policies and the conditions involved before being able to make an assessment.

Tim Akpinar

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