"SAN ANGELO, Texas - 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."
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"The existence of the FLDS belief system as described by the department's witnesses, by itself, does not put children of FLDS parents in physical danger," the court said in its ruling, overturning the order to keep the children by state District Judge Barbara Walther, a former family law attorney.
The state's whole case is unraveling. Seems many of those "underage" moms weren't underage at all. Coulda seen this one coming, eh?
Another black eye for Texas law enforcement (NOTE: Thanks to Donovan in Dallas for pointing out that my earlier slam mentioned the justice system; indeed, as he pointed out, the justice system seems to be working in this case).