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Last Updated Feb 7, 2016 01:41PM

If you love the right against self incrimination, this is your week in the trial of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. The U.S. Department of Justice this week is expected to, kind of, call Lyle Jeffs and Joseph Allred. …

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  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. Utah lawmaker wants to revive polygamy ban with revisions
    In the wake of a court decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, a state lawmaker unveiled a proposal Wednesday to revive the ban on living with ...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Seth Jeffs, the brother of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, exits the Tom Green County courthouse in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs has told the state of South Dakota that members of the FLDS, need more water for gardens, orchards and animal herds at the group’s ranch in the Black Hills near Pringle, S.D., prompting concern by neighbors and law enforcement about a possible influx of members who are being displaced from a compound on the Utah- Arizona border. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) South Dakota pondering what to do about polygamous sect
    It’s a bad sign when a meeting is being held for people “interested in doing something about” you. It’s a worse sign when the meeting is organized by ...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Sean Reyes • Utah attorney general Supporters of polygamy urged to attend conversation with Utah attorney general
    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is scheduled to attend a screening of the film “Prophet’s Prey” on Wednesday in Cedar City, and followers from a poly...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Helaman Barlow, deputy marshall for Colorado City at a meeting where Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith met with the Hildale City Council. Photo by Trent Nelson, 3.14.2006 Former polygamous sect members to keep testifying in trial of Utah-Arizona towns
    The civil rights trial for the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., is scheduled to begin its third week on Monday, and the U.S. Departme...
    Updated Jan 31 2016 09:22 pm   |     |   Share


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    Charlene Jeffs, left, the former sister-in-law of Warren Jeffs, church leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sect, walks with U.S. Justice Department attorney Sean Keveney, right, as they leave the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court together after her day of testimony during a federal civil rights trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Polygamous towns trial: what we’ve learned so far
    Phoenix • The Justice Department lawsuit against the polygamous towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., is in recess until Monday and is sch...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. Utah judge weighing child labor case tied to polygamous group
    A federal judge will decide whether nearly 200 children from a polygamous group were volunteering or forced to work long hours picking pecans during a...
    Updated Jan 30 2016 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Ross D. Franklin  |  The Associated Press)   Willie Jessop, a former spokesperson and head of security of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints before leaving the sect in 2011, leaves the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court after a day of testifying during a federal civil rights trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line on Tuesday in Phoenix. Ex-wife of polygamous church leader testifies at discrimination trial
    Phoenix • She hadn’t met Lyle Jeffs until she was about to marry him. Once Charlene Wall married him, they had, she testified Wednesday, “a wonderful...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Ross D. Franklin  |  The Associated Press)   Willie Jessop, a former spokesperson and head of security of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints before leaving the sect in 2011, leaves the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court after a day of testifying during a federal civil rights trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line on Tuesday in Phoenix. Testimony: Marshals simulated law enforcement raid on polygamous towns
    Phoenix • The marshals in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., participated in drills to simulate a law enforcement raid on Fundamentalist Church ...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Siblings testify in Utah child labor case with ties to polygamy
    A federal judge heard Tuesday from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hildale, Utah mayor Phillip Barlow arrives at the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court where a federal civil rights trial against the polygamous towns of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., which are located on the Arizona-Utah line, is set to begin, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Phoenix. The jury selection is set to begin Tuesday at the trial that will examine allegations that the towns discriminated against people who aren’t part of the communities’ dominant religious sect.  (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Trial testimony: Imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs communicates with polygamous towns’ officials
    Phoenix • Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs receives as much as 300 letters per day, a Texas prison employ...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Willie Jessop attends United Effort Plan hearing in front of Judge Denise Lindberg Friday July 18 in Salt Lake City.  The judge approved many of the auctioned land parcels but also denied several auctioned parcels that were too low in estimated value in the Hilldale, Utah-Colorado City, Arizona area. Here’s what and who to expect this week in discrimination trial against polygamous towns
    The civil rights trial against Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., resumes Monday in Phoenix. So far there’s been testimony about how the towns a...
    Updated Jan 24 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. How a prayer and an ATV helped polygamist Lyle Jeffs evade the FBI
    Phoenix • The most frustrating part of covering a polygamous sect whose members don’t speak to reporters is trying to confirm the rumors and sometimes...
    Updated Jan 22 2016 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hildale, Utah mayor Phillip Barlow arrives at the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court where a federal civil rights trial against the polygamous towns of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., which are located on the Arizona-Utah line, is set to begin, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Phoenix. The jury selection is set to begin Tuesday at the trial that will examine allegations that the towns discriminated against people who aren’t part of the communities’ dominant religious sect.  (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Witness in polygamous towns’ trial gets peppered about what he really saw
    Phoenix • An attorney for a Utah town on Thursday pressed a discrimination trial’s first witness on whether he saw leaders of a polygamous church actu...
    Updated Jan 21 2016 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hildale, Utah mayor Phillip Barlow, center, arrives at the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court where a federal civil rights trial against the polygamous towns of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., which are located on the Arizona-Utah border, is set to begin, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Polygamous towns deny ‘basic freedoms,’ attorney tells federal jury
    Phoenix • Richard Allred had been kicked out of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That meant he had to move a...
    Updated Jan 20 2016 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Sandra Day O’Connor courthouse in Phoenix, where jury selection tool place Tuesday in a lawsuit involving the largely polygamist town of Colorado City. Short Creek trial: Finding 12 not-so angry jurors who have no opinion of polygamous towns
    The federal discrimination trial pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against the towns Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., began this morning ...
    Updated Jan 19 2016 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Hildale Mayor Phillip Barlow leaves a press conference after nine people were killed and five remained missing Tuesday morning, the day after an SUV and a van were washed off a road during a flash flood in this polygamous Utah-Arizona border community. A century in the making, the federal government goes to trial against two polygamous towns
    The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., goes to trial Tuesday in Phoenix, and there are some specific ...
    Updated Jan 19 2016 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • The Sandra Day O’Connor courthouse in Phoenix, where jury selection tool place Tuesday in a lawsuit involving the largely polygamist town of Colorado City. U.S.A. v. Colorado City, et al — questions and answers
    The federal discrimination lawsuit against Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, begins Tuesday in Phoenix. Here are some questions and answers. ...
    Updated Jan 17 2016 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Lyle Jeffs, bishop of polygamous FLDS Church, will not have to testify at discrimination trial
    A federal judge on Thursday ruled that Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bishop Lyle Jeffs will not have to testify at a civi...
    Updated Jan 14 2016 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Justice Department: Lyle Jeffs needs to testify at polygamous towns’ trial
    Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bishop Lyle Jeffs is a “key co-conspirator” in discriminating against people who do not fol...
    Updated Jan 13 2016 08:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A home on the northeast corner of the Jeffs compound in Hildale. FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs lives in the large Jeffs compound, known as ’the block’, in Hildale, Wednesday December 2, 2015. Former FLDS follower may be Lyle Jeffs’ new neighbor in Hildale compound
    After years of working in North Dakota, Ted Jessop is looking to move into a house in Hildale. If he gets the house for which he has applied, he will...
    Updated Jan 11 2016 11:20 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Polygamist Lyle Jeffs doesn’t want to testify at upcoming discrimination trial
    The man running the day-to-day operations of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does not want to testify at a t...
    Updated Jan 09 2016 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, shows Hildale, Utah, sitting at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains, with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. A trial that begins January 2016 in Phoenix is expected to reveal the inner workings of two secluded towns on the Arizona-Utah line that authorities say were acting as agents of a corrupt polygamist regime. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Trial is expected to reveal polygamous towns’ inner workings
    Phoenix • A trial that begins this month in Phoenix is expected to reveal the inner workings of two secluded towns on the Arizona-Utah line that autho...
    Updated Jan 07 2016 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. ‘Sister Wives’ stars won’t be charged if polygamy law stands
    Utah prosecutors say a polygamous family made famous by a reality TV show won’t face charges if a law against plural marriage stands. The Utah Attorne...
    Updated Jan 12 2016 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs lives in the large Jeffs compound, known as ’the block’, in Hildale, Wednesday December 2, 2015. Polygamist leader’s nieces say they prayed, cooked, cleaned at his compound
    Hildale • At Lyle Jeffs’ home, the day began at 5:30 a.m. That’s when he would lead a scripture lesson for the 60 or so people living in his compound...
    Updated Jan 04 2016 04:28 pm   |     |   Share