Tag Archives: human rights

Judge rules Sister Wives case can go ahead

Kody & Co will be celebrating, as Judge Waddoups has handed down his ruling that the Sister Wives family do have sufficient standing for their case against the Utah County Attorney to go ahead. While the other parties, including the … Continue reading

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Polygamy and the Presidency – Rick Santorum

OK, so maybe Mitt Romney is the more obvious subject for an article on polygamy and the US presidency, with his polygamous ancestry, espousal of a once-polygamous religion, and neat line in jokes that avoid these facts (“marriage should be … Continue reading

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Not-so-private Idaho

Updated 15 January 2012The School Board at Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, has placed School Superintendent John Cook on administrative leave for “personal reasons”. What those reasons are may be something to do with Boise resident Don Reiman’s decision to go public … Continue reading

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Oops – Utah has been prosecuting polygamists after all

The most important issue in the ‘Brown’s v Utah’ Sister Wives case is that involved in the State trying to kill off the case before it first draws breath. Kody Brown and co don’t have standing, say the state, as … Continue reading

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Browns v Utah – in court today

Today, Kody Brown, the polygamist at the centre of reality TV’s ‘Sister Wives’, has at least part of his day in court, as he seeks to prevent his case against some of Utah’s key prosecutors being thrown out. The prosecutors … Continue reading

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Oh Canada!, where Polygamy is only legal for kids

In a shock judgement that is out of line with decades of legal opinion on the subject, British Columbia’s Chief Justice Robert Baumann today ruled that Canada’s polygamy ban was constitutional, except for under-18’s. While the judgement is puzzling on … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember, 23rd November

Next Wednesday is set to be a big day in B.C. as the Supreme Court of the Canadian Province rules on whether the Canadian Criminal Code provision against polygamy is a breach of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This … Continue reading

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