The Supreme Court Won’t Hear ‘Sister Wives’ Polygamy Law Appeal News

The Supreme Court Won’t Hear ‘Sister Wives’ Polygamy Law Appeal

Written by R. S. Benedict on January 24, 2017
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The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from the Sister Wives family against Utah’s anti-polygamy law.

Edge Media Network reports:

The justices left in place a lower court ruling that said Kody Brown and his four wives can’t sue over the law because they weren’t charged under it.

A federal judge sided with the Browns and overturned key parts of the state’s bigamy law in 2013, but an appeals court overturned that decision last year.

The Browns claim the law infringes on their right to freedom of speech and religion. The family said they should be able to challenge the law because the threat of prosecution forced them to flee to Nevada and still looms over them when they return to Utah.

The Brown family gained fame by appearing on a TLC reality show Sister Wives. Though they live as a polygamous family unit, Kody is only legally married to one of the women.

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