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Texas judge walks off bench; when FLDS children will return is unknown

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posted on May, 31 2008 @ 01:56 PM
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Texas judge walks off bench; when FLDS children will return is unknown


www.deseretnews.com

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The devil was in the details.
Discussions about a proposed order involving the return of children taken from the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch broke down late this afternoon when attorneys for the families wanted to review proposed changes with their clients.

Judge Barbara Walther announced the attorneys had better get all of their clients' signatures before she would sign the agreement and abruptly left the bench late this afternoon.

A lawyer for the families, Laura Shockley, said she expected attorneys would return to an Austin appeals court Monday to push for an order returning the children. It was the 3rd Court of Appeals that said Walther should not have ordered the children to be removed from the ranch and warned that if Walther failed to act, they would do it for her.

Lawyers for the families said that an agreement had been tentatively reached with Child Protective Services when they walked into court earlier today. Walther, however, expressed concerns about the proposed agreement and called an hourlong recess. She then returned to the bench with her own proposed order.

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posted on May, 31 2008 @ 01:56 PM
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In a bizarre twist ,the judge threw a tantrum and stomped out of her own court . Two higher courts have ruled against her. She tried to make the parents agree to terms which the higher courts slapped down. It sounds like the judge has had a psychotic break. What a train wreck !

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posted on May, 31 2008 @ 02:13 PM
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This type of judicial action is not rare in Texas..it happens all of the time, this case however has the spotlight. I believe the problem in the texas justice system is the lack of accountability. Judges, D.A's, law enforcement let power go to their heads and the system of checks and balances was abolished along with other protections when Bush held the Governorship there. I leave a link with some opinion on Walthers.

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posted on May, 31 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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I certainly agree with you.

Judges in Texas have way too much power to determine issues that are not before the court. In some cases they make up facts to fill in the blanks.



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