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Court Rules Polygamy Suit Unfounded

Court Rules Polygamy Suit Unfounded



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(KSL News) Judges on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a lawsuit filed by a polygamist should never have made it past a Salt Lake district court.

The man and his wife, along with another woman, filed the suit in 2004 after being denied a marriage license for a second union.

They claimed the move violated their constitutional rights.

Yesterday, however, the appeals court ruled the case should have been dismissed soon after it was brought, and an appeal was not warranted because the trio never proved a link between the denial of a civil marriage license and their First Amendment rights.

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