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Texas Had No Right To Take Polygamists' Children

Texas Had No Right To Take Polygamists' Children

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Texas Had No Right to Take Polygamists' Children A Texas appeals court said Thursday that the state had no right to take more than 400 children from a polygamist sect's ranch, a ruling that could unravel one of the biggest child-custody cases in US history. The Third Court of Appeals in Austin ruled that the state never provided evidence that the children were in any immediate danger, the only grounds in Texas law for taking children from their parents without court approval, the appeals court said.

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