On June 7, 1960, King, a white man, went into the Jefferson Davis Hotel Coffee Shop. He contends the City had no right to prosecute him for trespass after warning, etc., on the hotel manager's sworn complaint merely because he brought a Negro into the coffee shop to eat with him.
Trial in the circuit court was de novo; King was found guilty and fined. He takes this, his third, appeal.
The Legislature has enacted that all courts take judicial notice of ordinances of cities having 100,000-200,000 inhabitants in criminal and quasi-criminal cases.
However, at the time of the complained of act, Chapter 13, § 25,
Reversed and rendered.