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Texas Went Too Far in Polygamy Case, Court Rules

As my co-blogger Robert Ambrogi pointed out here, law bloggers did indeed miss a fairly big story when they, generally, failed to address the significant legal questions raised by Texas officials' removal of 416 children from a polygamist sect's compound. This afternoon, Texas Lawyer reports that the Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that permitted Texas' Child Protective Services agency to raid the polygamist ranch and seize the children from their homes. The appellate court found that the agency failed to produce any evidence to justify the removal. The ruling resulted from a writ of mandamus filed by the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid group on behalf of 48 mothers from the sect.

Let's see whether legal bloggers pick up the story now.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on May 22, 2008 at 05:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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