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'Boot' is OK in Denver, but not in Montrealone photo

A Montreal judge has ruled that the use of ''Denver boot'' steel clamps to immobilize the cars of parking-fine evaders is unconstitu

tional. Earlier this year,

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Montreal

bought 200 of the devices, named after the city where they were introduced.

Sessions Court Judge Gerard Girouard said use of the steel clamps is tantamount to declaring a driver guilty before he is judged. The judge cited Canada's new Charter of Rights, which guarantees that ''everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.''

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