State court rules on polygamist case

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080522/ap_on_re_us/polygamist_retreat

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - A state appellate court has ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize more than 400 children living at a polygamist sect's ranch.

    The Third Court of Appeals in Austin ruled that the grounds for removing the children were "legally and factually insufficient" under Texas law. They did not immediately order the return of the children.

    Child welfare officials removed the children on the grounds that the sect pushed underage girls into marriage and sex and trained boys to become future perpetrators.

    The appellate court ruled the chaotic hearing held last month did not demonstrate the children were in any immediate danger, the only measure of taking children from their homes without court proceedings.
     
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    Yet they did not order the children returned. However one more nail in the coffin that is Texas's grand scheme to illegally seize children to break up a religious group.
     
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    Well, yes, they did, but gave the state 10 days to appeal.

    from the article:

     
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    The story has been changed from the original. The Original story said the court had NOT ordered their return.

    This decision should have occurred BEFORE the children were seized and removed, the court aided and abetted the illegal activity by refusing to hear the case till weeks after the event.

    Who wants to bet now the State tries to claim they do not know who to return the children too?
     
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    exactly as i have said all along
     
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    Ohh look, did I call it or what?

    The CPS in Texas is out of control. I think these families should sue in FEDERAL Court to have the State charged with violating their Civil Rights and equal protection rights.

    Who wants to bet the Supreme Court takes months to even hear the case?
     
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    Well, the truth will lie in the DNA. If the DNA results, indeed, indicate an significant majority of these kids have jumbled parentage that would be proof beyond doubt that things are not right inside the compound and removal was warranted. Otherwise, this group should sue the pants off Texas and some criminal proceedings are in order for Texas CPS officials.
     
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    There is no law that prevents women from having sex with and having children with more than one man, even when married. Unless you can provide said law? And when you do remind me why thousands upon thousands of women are not rounded up yearly in this country and their children removed from them for doing EXACTLY that? Both my sisters have children from different fathers. I do not remember the State ever accusing them of breaking any laws by doing so ( and they were not always married when they had children).

    The State of Texas is REQUIRED by its own laws to prove Immediant, imminant danger. They have done no such thing. Further they ILLEGALLY classified dozens of families as a single family simple because they all lived on the same compound. Not in the same house, just the same HUGE compound with NUMEROUS houses and Living quarters all seperate and individual. Add to that they seized almost 30 women that are adults and held them illegally as minors in an effort to gain control of their unborn children. Women with LEGAL, properly registered and documented BIRTH CERTIFICATES From Utah. A Federal violation in its own right. One woman is 27 YEARS old, another 22.

    The State has not operated in good faith once in this case. The upper Courts are to blame as well, even though the upper court ruled against the CPS, they waited WEEKS to hear the case refusing to hear it BEFORE the Children were shipped hundreds of miles from their parents into foster care. They aided and abetted the seizures by their inaction.

    Claiming now the State does not know who the parents are is another illegal action by the State in order to refuse to return the children to their parents. A ploy to hold onto the Children.
     
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    Hell, half of the children in my friends classroom doesn't even know who their fathers are?
     

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