Wednesday, November 2, 2005
The Utah Supreme Court will hear arguments today (Wednesday) in the case of Walter Steed, who has served as a Justice Court judge in the tiny southern Utah border town of Hildale. Utah's Judicial Conduct Commission issued an order seeking Steed's removal from the bench in February, after a 14-month investigation determined Steed is a polygamist and as such had violated Utah's bigamy law. Bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah punishable by up to five years in prison and fines up to $5,000. Source. Jennifer Dobner, San Diego Union-Tribune, signonSanDiego.com. For more information, please click here (last visited November 2, 2005, reo).