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A Chronological History of the ACLU Response to the Texas FLDS Raid

29 May 2008 Published in Legal Advocacy

On April 3, 2008, Texas law enforcement officials obtained a search warrant related to the suspected sexual assault of a child and then conducted a raid on the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, Texas.

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Texas Supreme Court Calls Removal Of Children From Yearning For Zion Ranch “Unwarranted” - Ruling Concurs With ACLU Position

Posted 5/29/08 - The Texas Supreme Court today agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union that the state failed to provide evidence sufficient to justify its removal of children from 38 mothers at the Yearning For Zion Ranch (YFZ) in Eldorado.

 

ACLU Brief at Texas Supreme Court: State Can’t Separate Families Based Solely On Beliefs - Brief Highlights Due Process Rights Of Families Impacted in FLDS Case

Posted 5/29/08 - The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas today submitted a friend of the court brief with the Texas Supreme Court opposing a petition from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) to retain custody of the children of 38 mothers from the Yearning For Zion Ranch (YFZ) in ElDorado, Texas.

 

ACLU Statement On Texas Appellate Court Decision Regarding Yearning For Zion Ranch

Posted 5/22/08 - The ACLU applauds the Texas Third Court of Appeals for ensuring that members of the Fundamental Church of Latter-day Saints receive the due process to which they, like all Americans, are entitled.