Texas seizure of polygamist-sect kids thrown out

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    Texas seizure of polygamist-sect kids thrown out

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - In a ruling that could torpedo the case against the West Texas polygamist sect, a state appeals court Thursday said authorities had no right to seize more than 440 children in a raid on the splinter group's compound last month.

    The Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the state failed to show the youngsters were in any immediate danger, the only grounds in Texas law for taking children from their parents without court action.

    It was not clear when the children — now scattered in foster homes across the state — might be returned to their parents. The ruling gave a lower-court judge 10 days to release the youngsters from custody, but the state could appeal to the Texas Supreme Court and block that.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080523/ap_on_re_us/polygamist_retreat;_ylt=AqORRouiBzEiW97jE2TSoRsEtbAF

    exactly what i said ealier here, interesting
     
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