Court rules: No right to seize hundreds of children from FLDS
12:29 hrs CT - The Texas Courtof Appeals rules: No right to seize hundreds of children from FLDS. A news conferance will be held within a few minutes This effect 48 Mothers and the children.
FLDS Lawyers, Thanks the Court, The department failed to prove it's case. The was no eveidence of Danger to the children. The court was presented that the childen could be in danger. The court said that the court can not rule on potential of danger. It found no evidence of current danger.
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A Texas agency improperly removed more than 450 children from a polygamist ranch in West Texas, an Austin appeals court ruled today.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services failed to prove that children at the YFZ Ranch were in danger and needed to be removed from their homes, the 3rd Texas Court of Appeals ruled.
In addition, the appellate court ruled that District Judge Barbara Walther abused her discretion by failing to return the children after three days of hearings last month.
“Even if one views the FLDS belief system as creating a danger of sexual abuse by grooming boys to be perpetrators of sexual abuse and raising girls to be victims of sexual abuse as the department contends, there is no evidence that this danger is ‘immediate’ or ‘urgent,’ as contemplated” by state law, the court opinion states.
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