Salt Lake Tribune – Texas attorneys: Law eventually prevailed in FLDS case

Two Texas attorneys who led the legal fight that returned FLDS children to their parents last year said that, after early missteps, the state’s justice system worked in an outcome that could apply to any parent.

“What we think is important about this case and this decision is it doesn’t just pertain to FLDS, it doesn’t just pertain to the polygamous culture, it pertains to every parent,” said Amanda Chisholm, an attorney with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. “It requires the state to actually treat you as you, look at what you are doing, look at what you are going to do based on the evidence. I think those are important constitutional rights that apply across the board to every parent, regardless of religion or family makeup.”

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