Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cert Petition Filed In "Sister Wives" Challenge To Polygamy Law

A petition for certiorari (full text) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in Brown v. Buhman.  In the case, U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed on mootness grounds the constitutional challenge to Utah's bigamy law that had been filed by the polygamous family from the television show "Sister Wives." (See prior posting). A federal district court had held most of Utah's plural marriage ban unconstitutional. (See prior posting.) Jonathan Turley who represents petitioners discusses the filing on his blog.