Sect Kids Should Go Home, Texas High Court Says

Justice uphold ruling saying state had no right to take sect children
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2008 4:28 PM CDT
Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints near Eldorado, Texas, April 14, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Texas Supreme Court agreed today that children from a polygamist sect should be returned to their parents, reports the Dallas Morning News. They could be home within days. The ruling leaves state officials with few legal options, though they could try to retain custody of some of the more than 400 children in select cases. Justices chose not to review a lower-court ruling that said the state had no legal grounds to remove the kids.