Judge Orders Sect Children Returned to Families

A Texas judge ordered hundreds of children from a polygamous religious sect who have been held in state custody for more than a month returned to their parents beginning today, ending legal wrangling between lawyers for the state and sect mothers. The order from Judge Barbara Walther — whose decision to hold the children in temporary state custody was rejected by the Texas Supreme Court last week — calls for more than 430 sect children to be returned to their families starting this morning....Full Story
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