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State Supreme Court receives arguments on FLDS trust ruling

State Supreme Court receives arguments on FLDS trust ruling

By lindsay whitehurst
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Mar 26, 2011 12:08PM MDT

The Utah Attorney General’s Office on Friday argued in favor of a move by the Supreme Court that could sideline a federal judge’s ruling that the state acted illegally when it took over a polygamous sect’s land trust.
But lawyers for the sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, say U.S. District Judge Dee Benson was correct in ruling that the state takeover violated the U.S. Constitution.
Now the Utah Supreme Court will weigh whether its decision last year that the F...

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