UPDATE: Walther Denies Motion to Suppress
SAN ANGELO, Texas — A West Texas judge will allow prosecutors to use thousands of pages of documents seized during a raid on a polygamist ranch.
The decision will allow jurors in the upcoming trials of 12 men from the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to see some of the documents.
The documents come from an April 2008 raid on the FLDS-owned Yearning for Zion Ranch.
UPDATE: This is apparently a ruling that will apply to all defendants. Judge Walther found no credible evidence that law enforcement did anything improper or deceptive. This is a very big ruling on many fronts (think Arizona and UEP).
Cheers to Brooks Long, Nick Hanna, David Doran and the rest!! Well done!