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Extra! Texas Wrong To Take Polygamists’ Kids


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Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints mothers smile as they leave the Tom Green County courthouse after hearing news of a court ruling in their favor in San Angelo, Texas today. An Austin, Texas, appeals court ruled that the state had no cause to take their children.

Item: Court: Texas had no right to take polygamists’ kids/AP

More Info: A Texas appeals court said Thursday that the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect’s ranch, a ruling that could unravel one of the biggest child-custody cases in U.S. history. The Third Court of Appeals in Austin ruled that the state offered “legally and factually insufficient” grounds for the “extreme” measure of removing all children from the ranch, from babies to teenagers.

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