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Sunday October 16, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
A former polygamous sect leader facing bigamy charges in Texas is challenging that state’s bigamy law as unconstitutional.
In newly filed court documents in Schleicher County, Nielsen’s attorneys argue that the law unfairly targets groups with a religious belief in plural marriage.
Friday October 14, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
A polygamous sect man convicted of sexual assault isn’t giving up his fight against the search warrant that led to a massive raid on the sect’s remote Texas ranch.
Attorneys for Michael Emack filed a motion for rehearing in the Texas Third Court of Appeals this week.
Wednesday October 12, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
One of the wives of imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has left him and the FLDS Church and is being sheltered by law enforcement
The Washington County, Utah Attorney is looking into allegations that the 25-year-old woman was held against her will and even drugged.
Thursday September 29, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy:
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Now that the polygamist FLDS sect’s leader and prophet Warren Jeffs has been jailed for life plus 20 years, cracks may be showing in the group’s armor.
But life in the polygamist town of Colorado City hasn’t become any easier.
A 5th District Court judge authorized a warrant Wednesday for the arrest of William R. Jessop, who once worked as bodyguard for jailed cult leader Warren Jeffs.
Jessops is believed to be in Switzerland.
Monday September 26, 2011 Bountiful • FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
A polygamous sect in Bountiful, B.C. under scrutiny for its treatment of women has used its young men and women as a cheap source of labour, according to court documents and a former church member.
Dozens of young people – some from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sect in Bountiful but others from the United States – were sent to Sundre, Alta. to work for a post, timber and logging operation.
Wednesday September 21, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs
was en route to a Texas state prison Tuesday night following his discharge from a hospital at another prison where he was treated after becoming sick while fasting, a state official said.
Monday September 12, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Wednesday September 7, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
In a handwritten motion, polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs is asking for a new trial on sexual assault of a child charges in Texas.
The one-page motion is written in the same rambling, archaic style that characterized Jeffs’ speech at trial after he fired his team of high-profile attorneys.
Tuesday August 30, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
There are conflicting reports as to the health status of imprisoned cult leader Warren Jeffs.
ABC News yesterday reported that Jeffs is in a coma is may not survive, but the Associated Press says an anonymous sources told them the coma was medically induced and that Jeffs is expected to survive.
Monday August 29, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Warren Jeffs, the polygamous sect leader and convicted child rapist, is in a coma and may not survive, a source close to Jeffs tells ABC News.
Jeffs, 55, had been fasting for the past three days and became so weak that doctors at the Texas prison where he is serving a life sentence induced a coma, according to the source.
Saturday August 27, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
In a ruling that could influence the cases of a dozen polygamous men, including their leader, Warren Jeffs, a Texas appeals court on Friday said 2008 searches of the sect’s headquarters were legally justified.
In his appeal, Michael Emack claimed the search warrant used to gather the evidence against him was illegally obtained because the raid on the FLDS’ Yearning For Zion ranch was based on a hoax call.
Tuesday August 23, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Top cops from Arizona, Nevada and Utah walked out of a meeting in Las Vegas excited about the prospect of banding together with federal authorities for a multistate effort to fight crimes related to polygamy
The meeting in Las Vegas was June 11, 2008. The task force still hasn’t materialized.
Thursday August 18, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Now that cult leader Warren Jeffs has been convicted and sentenced, the fight is heating up for control of the 10-thousand strong FLDS polygamist group.
William E. Jessop, who earlier this year claimed he was the rightful president of the group, has sent an open letter to Warren’s full brother, Lyle Jeffs, who is now apparently in command.
Wednesday August 10, 2011 FLDS • Polygamy • RNB's Religion News Blog:
Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, to his followers a prophet who speaks directly with God, is likely to continue to lead his church from behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison on child sex assault charges.
Willie Jessop, Jeffs’ former spokesman, said the FLDS community remains in denial but that Jeffs’ conviction could be the “beginning of a crisis.”
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