Friday, May 30, 2008

Zion children to return to ranch

CPS lost its appeal yesterday. The Texas Supreme Court upheld the order to return the FLDS children to their parents since CPS didn't prove that it was an emergency situation and the ranch was not a single household.

This does not mean, however, that things will go back to "normal." Apparently CPS will be monitoring the families and can take action on a per child basis in the future. The criminal probe will continue.

A woman judge wrote the dissenting opinion, saying that provisions for the teenage girls should be taken into consideration since they were in the most danger of abuse. Two of the male justices signed this dissenting opinion too.

The Houston Chronicle piece is HERE<<<

Even better, HERE<<< is the link to the supreme court decision itself.

1 comment:

Brian R. said...

Still not sure what to think of this decision - I just hope that it does not scare authorities off from intervening in similar cases in the future, the way the old Short Creek fiasco made prosecuting sects like these unpopular for decades. If CPS etc. are frightened by the hubbub they got into, the consequences for children like these will be dire...