Tag Archives: polygamy and the law

Brazil Approves Civil Union For Three People

The BBC and Huffington Post UK are reporting that a civil union involving three people has been granted in Brazil. Some countries have civil unions that are limited to two people, prevent the involvement of people who are married, or … Continue reading

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Kody Brown and Sister Wives WILL have their day in court.

Judge Clark Waddoups has turned down the motion to dismiss filed by Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman. This was an attempt to declare the issue moot because Buhman had at the last minute adopted a policy of not prosecuting people … Continue reading

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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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