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The following is from the May 22, 2008, edition of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Jessica Dixon, director of SMU's W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, provided expertise for this story.


Texas appeals court rules in favor of polygamist sect

The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the state agency responsible for protecting children from abuse failed to prove that the more than 460 youngsters it seized from a polygamist compound in West Texas were in imminent danger and overreached its authority by taking them from their families. Jessica Dixon, director of SMU's W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, provided expertise for a story on the ruling by The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Listen to the interview .

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