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Polygamy and the Law: Beyond Jurisprurience


Robert Ambrogi’s Lawsites post on the polygamist compound raid in Texas made me think about why this event is so fascinating, legally (not salaciously – please). It seems to me as if one could teach an entire law school class from the issues raised in this case (these soon to be numerous cases) and perhaps, even, teach 3-years worth of classes from this event:

From Bob’s post on Polygamy and the Law:

The raid of a polygamist compound in West Texas has raised difficult and troubling issues concerning the interplay between the state, religion and the rights of children, women and families. This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, I discuss the events in Texas with two guests ….” (read full post)

What legal education subjects, if any, are not likely to arise out of this case, these cases? These for sure are going to be tackled: Family, employment, juvenile, criminal, personal injury, land use, environmental, state and local government, procedure, legal ethics, evidence, trial practice, negotiation, constitutional law, and many others too numerous to list.

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