Two communities dominated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its jailed leader Warren Jeffs have been sued by the federal government for alleged religious discrimination against citizens who don't belong to the polygamous sect.
A Texas judge denied the appeal of fundamentalist sect leader Warren Jeffs on Thursday, the same day a jury considered testimony to determine how to sentence a key figure in his church after his own bigamy conviction.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' phone privileges have been suspended, as investigators look into whether he preached from prison, authorities said Tuesday.
A long-time follower of a jailed polygamist sect leader says he has been ex-communicated after admitting to having sex with his wife -- a violation of an order that Warren Jeffs apparently issued from behind bars.
One of the 78 wives of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs left the Arizona community of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week and is receiving medical treatment at a shelter, authorities said.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, who was hospitalized this week after falling ill while fasting in a Texas prison, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday.
CNN's Gary Tuchman and 3TV reporter Michael Watkiss discuss polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' guilty verdict.
Evidence against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs include audiotapes and images showing him and his wives.
Court officials have released the chilling audiotapes that prosecutors say depict convicted child rapist Warren Jeffs training the girls he claimed were his "spiritual wives" to have sex with him.
Warren Jeffs leaves the courthouse after being sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting children.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years for sexually assaulting two girls he claimed were his "spiritual wives."
The polygamist leader was quiet as the Texas jury's verdict was read Tuesday
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is found guilty on both counts of sexual assault of a child.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs asked to leave the courtroom Friday and will not be representing himself during the penalty phase of his sexual assault trial.
He stared silently at the jury for 24 minutes, then said, "I am at peace"
A Texas jury finds polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs guilty on two counts of sexual assault.
Warren Jeffs requests legal assistance so he can properly format his "writing" as he represents himself.
Attorneys are scheduled to be in court Wednesday to argue a motion to suppress evidence, a day after jury selection in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta speaks with Michael Watkiss, a reporter for CNN affiliate KTVK, about the sect run by Warren Jeffs.
A jury of 10 women and two men was selected Tuesday night at the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Jury selection in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs began in Texas on Monday, nearly a week after his motion to remove a judge assigned to the case was denied.
A last minute motion by polgyamist leader Warren Jeffs to remove a Texas judge assigned to hear sexual assault charges against him was denied Tuesday by a different Texas judge.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is in Texas to face bigamy and sexual assault charges. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
A judge in San Angelo, Texas, on Wednesday entered pleas of not guilty on behalf of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, who is scheduled to go on trial next month on bigamy and sexual assault charges.
After a legal battle that wound up before the Utah Supreme Court, polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was extradited from Utah to Texas to stand trial on sexual assault and bigamy charges, according to authorities in both states.
In July, CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel discussed the decision to reverse Warren Jeffs' convictions.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will stay in a Utah jail for at least two more months after his attorneys objected to his signing an extradition waiver in a Utah court Tuesday.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports a court reversed Warren Jeffs' convictions for rape as an accomplice and ordered a new trial.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the latest developments in the Warren Jeffs case.
A polygamist sect is planning an event today to mark the first anniversary of a raid in which more than 400 children were removed from its Texas ranch.
Texas child protection officials are dropping a custody case involving the 17-year-old daughter of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, a spokesman said Tuesday.
A top member of a Texas polygamist sect and the group's spokesman have been subpoenaed and are scheduled for court depositions Friday and Monday, according to court officials.
Two leaders of a Canadian polygamist sect were arrested Wednesday and charged with polygamy in what could be a landmark case, said Wally Oppal, attorney general of British Columbia.
Texas child welfare officials have asked a judge to order a teenage member of a polygamous sect to let them take DNA from her infant so they can determine the father's identity, according to court documents filed in the case.
Three more members of a polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs are facing sexual assault charges, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday.
A Texas grand jury indicted three more members of a polygamist sect that was raided in April, a Schleicher County official told CNN on Thursday.
A 14-year-old girl believed to have married jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs was ordered to foster care by a Texas judge on Tuesday.
Five members of a polygamous sect who were indicted alongside leader Warren Jeffs last week turned themselves in Monday to face sexual assault charges, Texas authorities said.
Polygamous sects that have spread throughout the United States and beyond are "a form of organized crime," largely unchecked by law enforcement, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, says polygamous sects are like are "a form of organized crime."
A Texas grand jury indicted polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs on sexual assault charges, and five of his followers also face a variety of charges, state Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
Warren Jeffs is in jail, possibly ill and on tape "recanting" his leadership. Who are the men angling to succeed him?
Jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is hospitalized in Las Vegas for unknown reasons.
A lawyer for a teen member of a polygamist sect has accused a sect leader of harassing and intimidating them both in a request for a restraining order filed Friday.
Affiliate KXAN talks to members of a polygamist sect who were reunited with their children.
Removing 460 children from a polygamist sect compound and then reuniting them with their families will cost Texas $7 million, according to the state Department of Family and Protective Services.
A polygamist sect under fire over allegations of underage marriage will now allow women to wed only when they are old enough to give consent under state law, a spokesman said Monday.
Children are being returned to FLDS families, with conditions. Susan Roesgen reports.
CNN's David Mattingly reveals polygamy sect's plan to vote out Texas adversaries
Texas authorities say they collected DNA swabs from jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs in connection with a criminal investigation involving "spiritual marriages" to four girls ages 12 to 15.
Texas officials had no right to remove about 460 children from a polygamist sect, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
New photos show polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs with a young girl. CNN's Sunny Hostin reports.
Members of a polygamist sect whose children were removed by Texas authorities could flee the state if a lower court ruling stands, according to lawyers for the state.
Texas Child Protective Services workers were turned back from a polygamist sect's ranch Wednesday when they tried to investigate reports that some children remained at the compound, a lawyer for the sect said.
CNN's David Mattingly reports on the beginning of child custody hearings for polygamist families in Texas.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on preparations for the trial ofjailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
A judge will allow DNA testing this week to help identify 416 children taken from a fundamentalist Mormon ranch
Hundreds of children who were taken from a polygamist ranch by Texas child welfare authorities will remain in state custody, a judge ruled Friday night.
A Colorado woman is being pursued as a "person of interest" in connection with phone calls that triggered the raid of a Texas polygamist ranch, authorities said Friday.
Attorneys of the mothers and children in the Texas polygamy compound case talk with Larry King about their day in court.
The U.S. government paid more than $1.7 million in defense contracts over the last decade to companies owned by leaders of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect, with tens of thousands allegedly winding its way back to Jeffs and his church.
A 'Larry King Live' exclusive: Women from a polygamist sect talk about the raid on their Texas compound.
A child protection supervisor testified Thursday that she encountered several pregnant teen girls at a polygamist ranch who called each other "sister wives" and who believed it was acceptable to be "spiritually united" with a man at any age.
A custody hearing scheduled to begin Thursday morning will decide the fate of more than 400 children taken from a polygamist sect's ranch in central Texas amid allegations of abuse.
Former FLDS bishop Winston Blackmore speaks out on the polygamist raid in Texas. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
About two dozen adolescent boys taken from a polygamist ranch were moved Monday afternoon to temporary foster placement outside the San Angelo, Texas, area, authorities said Tuesday.
Panelists discuss challenges women and children raised in a polygamist society face when they enter the secular world.
A man guarding a gate at the polygamist compound in west Texas speaks briefly with reporters.
Lawyers for a polygamist sect that is the subject of a massive child-abuse investigation argued in court Wednesday that although its members' multiple marriages and cloistered ways may be unusual, they have a right to their faith and privacy
Texas authorities are investigating "the safety of children" at a ranch occupied by about 400 followers of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, officials said Friday.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on sentencing day for convicted polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs.
A man whose ceremonial marriage to a 14-year-old was the focus of a polygamous sect leader's trial asked a judge to dismiss a rape charge against him
Pinning down a prophet is lonely work. Just ask Mohave County, Arizona, investigator Gary Engels.
The spurned husband whose arranged marriage is at the center of the rape-accomplice charges against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs took the witness stand to defend his prophet on Wednesday.
Followers of polygamist "prophet" Warren Jeffs began testifying in his defense Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case in the sect leader's rape-accomplice trial.
A former follower is testified against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. KTVK's Mike Watkiss reports.
CNN's Randi Kaye talks with a woman who successfully left a polygamist society.
Sara Hammon saw some of her sisters pulled out of school to be married to men they didn't know. She dreaded a similar fate. And so, she ran away from home before she was old enough to drive legally.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on the trial of fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was flown by helicopter to the Utah courthouse where his trial on rape-accomplice charges begins Thursday with lawyers laying out their cases for the jury.
After 115 days on the FBI's most-wanted list and a year in solitary confinement in a jail called Purgatory, the leader of the nation's largest polygamist sect is going on trial in St. George, Utah.
Impaneling a jury to hear the highly publicized rape case against a polygamous sect leader could prove difficult, some observers and legal experts say
After 115 days on the FBI's most wanted list and a year in solitary confinement in a jail called Purgatory, the leader of the nation's largest polygamist sect is going on trial in St. George, Utah.
When polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom last August, Kathy Jo Nicholson, a former member of Jeffs' sect, felt fearful even though she was only watching him on television.
Inside Warren Jeffs' world
When he was captured, fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was carrying a list of safe houses and a written decree banning members of his flock from disclosing his whereabouts, according to a Utah prosecutor.
An Arizona judge has sentenced a polygamist to 45 days in county jail for having sex with a teenager he took as his third wife.
I am out west in Utah, Nevada and Arizona looking for the other fundamentalist polygamist on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. The one whose name isn't Osama bin Laden. It's Warren Jeffs.
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