§ 23-23.5-3. Appeal from order of prohibition Jury trial.
Any person aggrieved by the order or decree of the city or town council under § 23-23.5-1 may, within three (3) days from the service upon him or her, appeal to the superior court for the county where the city or town is situated, by filing his or her reasons of appeal, together with an attested copy of the whole proceedings appealed from, in the clerk's office of that court, and the court shall immediately hear the appeal; and either party to the proceedings may have a trial by jury of all questions of fact, by filing with the clerk of the court a demand for a trial by jury at least two (2) days before the day assigned for the hearing. In case of a jury demand, if the court shall not be in session for the purpose of jury trials, the clerk shall immediately issue a writ of venire facias directed to the sheriff of the county or his or her deputy, requiring him or her to summon twelve (12) jurors, being good and lawful citizens of the county, to try the issue; and if there shall not be a sufficient number of jurors attending in pursuance of the writ from which a jury may be impaneled, the court shall direct the issuing of other writs of venire facias to complete a jury. If any aggrieved person shall, by reason of accident, misfortune, or mistake, fail to appeal from this order or decree, and shall make it appear to the court that the failure was caused by accident or mistake, he or she may at any time within thirty (30) days from the service of the copy of the order or decree upon him or her appeal from the order or decree, and prosecute it with the same effect as if done within three (3) days.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 93, § 3; C.P.A. 1905, § 1115; G.L. 1909, ch. 109, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 122, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 600, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 23-24-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)