The question in the Cooke case revolves around why the Short Creek family never received a water hook up at their home. Was it because they were being discriminated against? Or because they were looking for a reason to sue Colorado City and Hildale?
The jury will ultimately decide what was going on.
But regardless of the reasons, the lack of utilities sounds like it was awful. More about this will likely come out during the course of the trial, but after just one day in court, here are some of the things their lawyers and Isaac Wyler have said they experienced: