Attorneys for the "Sister Wives" filed their latest court sally today, pushing a federal judge to rule in their favor and decriminalize polygamy.
The document attacks the state for not specifically responding to their numerous claims, the most important of which is that Utah’s polygamy ban violates their constitutional right to privacy.
It’s true that government attorneys have so far been mainly focused on getting the suit dismissed for lack of standing. I’m interested to see them get into a more detailed defense of the law when their turn to file comes up Sept. 28. A hearing in the case is scheduled for January.
Canada, by the way, wrapped up a case last year on whether their polygamy ban was legal, and compiled an exhaustively fascinating document trove. Read it here. The case ended with a judge deciding it was constitutional due to "sundry harms" to women and children.
Read the latest filing in the Sister Wives case here.
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