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2008-10-23 21:00:08

Utah should do more to clamp down on polygamy, a New York law professor said in a debate with a member of the Utah attorney general's office.

2008-09-22 09:00:30

By Ben Winslow Deseret News Recent bigamy indictments handed down by a Texas grand jury could be the seeds for a case that could eventually find itself before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the ban on polygamy, a lawyer for the Fundamentalist LDS Church said.

2008-08-12 15:00:35

Texas authoroties could charge as many as 50 members of a breakaway Mormon group with bigamy, a Utah newspaper reported Tuesday. The Deseret Morning News said Texas Rangers are investigating 20 alleged cases of sexual assault involving the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter-Day Saints.

2008-07-25 06:00:28

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday introduced a bill in Congress to crack down on polygamous groups, charging that crime is organized and "rampant" within the communities.

2008-07-24 09:00:26

By Ben Winslow Deseret News In the face of the controversial topic of polygamy, an advocacy group is trying to build bridges between two worlds that inherently distrust each other.

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Brooke Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 23--A Senate hearing set to take place Thursday perpetuates a long history of persecution of a religious minority, according to a spokesman for a polygamous sect.

2008-07-23 09:00:39

By Ben Winslow Deseret News The U.S. attorney for Utah predicts prosecutions against members of polygamous sects as part of a multistate cooperative investigation into crimes associated with polygamy. "I absolutely think that there will be charges," Brett Tolman said Tuesday.

2008-07-11 18:00:18

Another Texas official involved with the controversial raid on an polygamist ranch announced his retirement Friday. Col. Thomas Davis Jr., head of the state Department of Public Safety, released a brief statement, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. His last day is to be Aug.

2005-12-09 00:14:53

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian prosecutors vowed on Thursday to co-operate in pursuing allegations of sexual exploitation by a polygamist group that has settlements in both countries.

2005-12-08 18:20:41

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian prosecutors vowed on Thursday to co-operate in pursuing allegations of sexual exploitation by a polygamist group that has settlements in both countries.


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