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ACLU confounded by FLDS case

ACLU confounded by FLDS case



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Andrew Adams reportingIt's the day before the big custody hearing in Texas that will decide the immediate fates of 416 FLDS children. A major civil rights group is confounded by the case.

The American Civil Liberties Union doesn't shy away from the issues, and the ACLU of Texas certainly has spent its share of time talking about this one. It talked about the issue basically all day yesterday. The group even came up with a three-page statement. But it decided it sounded arrogant and scrapped it. Now the group is just acknowledging that this is a complicated case because there are conflicting issues.

On one hand, there's protecting Constitutional rights and the relationships between parents and children; on the other hand, there is protecting children from abuse.

The ACLU of Utah also is acknowledging the complexity of the issue.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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