The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that children who were separated from their parents following a raid on a polygamist ranch should be returned.I've commented on this before, and it's good to see the state's overly aggressive CPS agency be put to shame.
The ruling effectively ends one of the largest child custody cases in U.S. history.
[I]n its ruling on Thursday, the Texas Supreme Court said that child welfare officials overstepped their authority by pulling the children from their homes and that the kids should be returned.
"There has been a catastrophic, emotional and physical trauma to these families," said FLDS member Will Jessop. "Permanent damage that will be left on them for a lifetime."
"Two wrongs do not make a right," Jessop added. "This is truly a nightmare that we have waken up to, and hopefully have it end."
The justices based their ruling on an appellate court's finding last week that no evidence has yet been presented showing that the children really were being abused -- physically or sexually.