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Photo: Scott Sommerdorf, The Salt Lake Tribune With its decision last week to approve the admission of evidence from the Great Eldorado Polygamist Roundup in criminal court, the Texas Third Court of Appeals basically said that law enforcement didn't need to justify its initial search warrant...
As foreshadowed in this Grits post, the Third Court of Appeals okayed the search warrant that spawned a series of bigamy, statutory rape and child molestation charges after the Great Eldorado Polygamist Roundup back in 2008. But remarkably, their opinion did so without addressing at all what this...
Small counties can live off speed traps under new legislation: Report documents bills affecting judiciary
The Office of Court Administration this month "released a Judicial Council report (pdf) identifying all of the recently passed bills that affect the courts," we see from Carl Reynolds at CourTex. It's a lengthy list, and lots of these bills have been discussed on Grits before, but several bills I...
It's been a while since I've paid attention on Grits to the fallout from the Great Eldorado Polygamist Roundup, but now that Warren Jeffs trial is over (and what a lunatic he turned out to be), all that's left is to wait around to determine whether Texas appellate courts will uphold the dubious...
Yesterday morning Grits attended oral arguments at Texas' Third Court of Appeals regarding the search warrant(s) that instigated the Great Eldorado Polygamist Roundup at the Yearning for Zion (YFZ) Ranch, which was the part of the case that originally drew Grits attention and got my dander up....